Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bowl of Mangos: Fine Living

When the topic was first announced, I knew immediately what I wanted to do. All winter long, I look forward to late February or early March when the first boxes of yellow Alphonso mangoes arrive at our local Asian foods store. For me, fine living is a bowl of ripe mangoes, made even more delicious by the anticipation of their arrival. The background is dupioni silk, printed with a block I bought on one of our Text'art outings to Montreal's archeology museum. The bowl is one of my hand-dyed fabrics, and the mangoes are painted silk.

10 comments:

  1. The ultimate for me as well. Great depth in the bowl - I can almost reach in and pick a mango

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  2. Luscious colours, Helena, as always.

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  3. The silk gives a most 'delicious' feel to this lovely piece of work. colors work well and quilting sets it off so well.

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  4. the silk works so well. great colors and quilting design

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  5. Yummy! Those are delicious looking mangoes, Helena. Great choice of colour combination and fabrics. Clever use of the fabric to create shadow and depth.

    Hilary

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  6. A recent visit with my daughter to the Jean Talon market here re-introduced me to these mangoes. She remembers them from her time in Taiwan, and I from India where I lived for a while as a child. Yum. And nicely executed Helena.

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  7. Gradation textures on your bowl and choice of colours are just exquisite! Will have to look for these mangos!

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  8. I can almost smell these wonderful mangoes as they ripen in the bowl! Your colors and shading give this great little quilt so much character and depth!

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  9. Ah, the delight of anticipation! Love the colours and your use of stitch to add shadows.

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  10. Delicious - I can just see and smell them! This is great.

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