spring!

Yup it has finally sprung! And somehow, perhaps in anticipation of spring, the new piece that I finished just this morning is in those soft new spring colors. You know that softly colored pink and light green fog over the tree tops when they just start budding out? It makes me smile every time I see it. I can never properly capture it in a sketch or even a photograph, it's just a fleeting image that in another week will be gone and replaced with much stronger color and definition.

So in honor of spring, I bring you Spring. How could I call it anything else??
I built my city from recycled plastic shopping bags.

As in Glass Bridge, these plastic bags were adhered together with the help of matte medium and then outlined with rayon thread. This time my quilting was looser to merely suggest the multitude of windows on the skyscrapers.
I love seeing the city through tree branches
With my favorite variegated cotton thread by Valdani,  I hand stitched branches and bark.

Spring ยฉNatalya Aikens 2013

Enjoy the new season! Thanks for taking a look!