|African Water Lilies 18"x30"|
Lisa-Marie's challenge caught me flat-footed. I had NO idea what to do. Discarded? Undesirables? hmmm. Recycle and repurpose! Yes!
I have a large studio that is FILLED with 'stuff'....mostly fiber related, piles of textiles, paints, books, collections, etc. No one in my household ever visits...unless invited...therefore I have little impetus to be tidy.....so my temptation is to save everything.
Starting at the obvious point: the bottom of all those piles. I found some bits that really tweaked my interest.
First: parts of a hand-dyed/stenciled cotton shirt that I had purchased at an outdoor market several years ago in Ghana.
Second: eight bits from a vintage linen tablecloth that had already been cut in flower shapes with fusing on the back. I think they originally were to be daisies.
Third: seven red seeds (also from Ghana) that look like ladybugs to me.
Lastly: beaded flower centers, and several sizes of vintage abalone buttons.
Thank you, Lisa-Marie!!!