I have finally finsihed these two collages for my neices, Mali and Kate. They are meant to be Christmas presents, 2009! As the girls live in Africa with their parents and were traveling on Safari over ht holidays, there was not a huge rus to make the date on these pieces!! With all of the snow and our inability to go anywhere right now, they won't even get them for Valentines Day!! I think that they will know how much I love them once they finally do arrive!!! I had a blast creating these pieces and for all but two very small bits of printed fabric, I painted all of the fabrics, or stamped them. Everything that looks like a dot is a french knot- I got very proficient at creating french knots!!!
The collage above is for Kate. She is 13.
Here are some tighter shots:
I could not get this photo to post in any other configuration, so it is on it's head!!! Sorry. this is the top of the collage. And here is the bottom. THe bird stamp is my hand carved design.