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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Thursday, January 10, 2013

devine verdigris

the  first trade of yet another year of glorious color in
 this year we got to put in our color choice. i said puce and verdigris.
 verdigris was choice for January so i thought i would jump right in.
i love the blue/green colors of various metals left to weather.
 think of Miss Liberty statue and her lovely patina. 
I  have a lovely old lamp with such a base in that coloration.  
many plants and vines fall into that charming category as well.
i painted and over painted fabric for backs and coffee filters for fronts with all sorts o paints and glimmers i had on hand,
i fused a peltex layer between after they dried.
next day i sat at my trusty Bernina 830 record and free motion quilted away
the rainy afternoon.
 a bronze/blue edging over a zigzag stitch was the last step.
 i  have put them in a small tree for a photo before addressing them and sending out.
i think they would make great book marks if i re sized them to about 2"by 6".