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Monday, 7 January 2013

New Year & New Work



This piece entitled "Snow on Snow" is inspired by the poem In The Bleak Mid Winter by Christina Rossetti.
I made many sketches after a walk in the snow over the fields near us, which then led to a painting.
The work above measuring 45cm x 63cm  has taken hours of stitching and includes many different threads with fibres.

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Long ago.


I will be exhibiting this work at The Fashion Embroidery Stitch Show in March as part of my British Romantic Landscape display.
You can find more details about the event here http://www.ichf.co.uk/fashion/

My sketch book is filling up with new ideas and figures which are growing out of my landscapes, you can see more of these here http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaylacoo/

Best Wishes for The New Year!

Michala






7 comments:

Valerianna said...

Oh, I love this one!! Such wonderful sense of wind.

Introverted Art said...

This is just stunning. I can feel the wind blowing.

Jeane said...

absolutely gorgeous

Twiglet said...

Another amazing piece of art. x Jo

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful piece!
love this poem too, wonderfully dramatic~

Inga said...

Just gorgeous as ever. You are so talented. It is always a pleasure visiting you via blog. Have a great and inspiring year ahead.

kaystir said...

Wow! It is so beautiful!