Monday, February 4, 2008

Under the Sea for December

I am beginning to feel like I am catching up at last & have December's page done & in its frame

I am really pleased with this one & was inspired to make the fabric 'tubes' by an article in the July '07 Quilting Arts magazine & some of the lovely polished Paua pieces I brought back from New Zealand last year were the perfect complement... I also added a Swarovski Starfish that I got at the Puget Sound Bead Fest last year but it sparkles so much it's hard to see clearly

The colour is not quite right, so I might try another picture with natural light & see what happens, meanwhile here's a detail shot as I am still having problems getting these pictures to open to a bigger pic - grr
I have made a good start on January's page as well, so hopefully I'll have caught up before May arrives

12 comments:

KV said...

Oh, Ellen -- this is outstanding! Love, love it . . .


Kathy V in NM

Judi D said...

Ellen, this is outstanding and rich! I wish I could see it closer, the fabric is beautiful and you compliment it so well.
Hugs

beadbabe49 said...

wonderful piece!

Denise said...

Wow Ellen! Love the coral! Is it made out of felt? Give me an idea for the cactus's.
I really like the underwater theme you have been going with. It is so you!!!
What are you in training for?
Cheers, Denise

mountainsaltstudio said...

ohh! it's so lush and rich! i love it.

Cindy said...

wow, love the colours on these! What are orange things? Is that fabric you have stuffed or are they beads?

Robin said...

Yummy!!!! I especially LOVE the fabric tubes... they're perfect for this piece... all the colors and shapes work together so well... tactile and lush! Bravo to you for sticking with it when you are so busy with other things!

artandtea said...

Ellen, that is so beautiful and organic feeling!
-Karen

Gypsy said...

It is just perfect, and gives the feeling of drifting slowly underwater....
pic question/ may be an answer- what size are your pics when you upload them? If the ones I upload are about the same size as they are on my blog, they won't change. If they are larger, and I do mean MUCH larger, they will open when clicked on my blog.
See if that helps any.
Aryd'ell

Kiwi Ellen said...

Thank you all, I do have these pictures absolutely HUGE but they are not doing it for me grrrr
The coral pieces are fabric tubes that I stuffed, I got the idea from a Quilting Arts mag. The round orange things on the left, are 8mm beads they are kinda like fibre optic as they have a beautiful glow to them & I found them down in New Zealand on my last trip there & knew they would be perfect for an Under the Sea piece

freebird said...

I don't know about the pictures. I upload big and small and they usually open. I was on one blog where the top picture on each posting wouldn't open but the bottom one would. Tonight I couldn't get spaces between paragraphs. Usually I don't have a problem. I don't know how these things work but I guess it's easier than doing pages without a blog template.

Love this page. It could be my favorite. I love the abstract but real quality it has. I can just imagine looking into a deep, clear tidepool and seeing this on the bottom!

CC said...

I love this, Ellen!! The color, texture...ack! I could eat it, it's so beautiful! Brilliant choice of contrasting colors & textures! Keep going!
Warmest aloha,
CC