Friday, 31 May 2013

Forget-me-not


I loved the idea of the blue against the purple.  The fabric was dyed with a procion dye called eggplant.  A little purple I think, not quite the dark of an aubergine.  But I liked it.  And forget-me-nots were in bloom, and my mother died a few months ago and blue was her favourite colour.  And she had had Alzheimers for many years, so all these things led me to make this little bouquet for her.  I had visions of clouds of forgetfulness punctuated by flashes of awareness and the fabric seemed to show that.  The quilting represents plaques that are found in the brain.  This is getting maudlin.  But there we are.  


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  1. This is so charming - of course we won't forget you, Dianne. I like the 'shadow' flowers in the background. Is there a significance to the quilting design? I'm a sucker for flowers and my garden is full of forget-me-nots at the moment.

    Hilary

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    1. Sorry, Dianne. For some reason your posting came through without any words - they have appeared now and all is explained. It is a lovely tribute to your mum and I'm sure she would have appreciated the thought that went into it.

      Hilary

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  2. A lovely tribute to your mother, Dianne? And the significance of the yellow ribbon isn't overlooked either. I love the way these flowers provide that rare glimpse of blue in the garden.

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  3. Love your colour choices. What a delightful posy and tribute to your mum. I gravitate to flowers more often than not and was determined I would leave them out this time but low and behold one slipped in.

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  4. The purple background is much richer in real life making the bouquet really glow. A really nice way to remember your mom Dianne
    I love the way this flower just fills in with the all new growth in the gardens in such a delicate spray of blue right now.

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  5. There's nothing maudlin about the image Dianne - there's a lovely life to this piece.

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  6. Very pretty, Dianne. I especially like the your idea to portray the brain in the quilting.

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  7. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing..."remembering" your mother with Forget-Me-Not flowers is so poignant as a tribute. I'm sure she is proud of you and your beautiful art!

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  8. A lovely little posy, and a fitting remembrance! The old garden here also has forget-me-nots and they are such a cheerful colour. I agree with Colleen, portraying the brain, and the occasional flashes awareness is a nice addition.

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  9. Not maudlin at all - mothers are very special and will always be in our hearts ... no one can replace them. Your work is a beautiful piece in memory to her. I think the whole composition is really lovely and fits in with the background you have used. I have a framed piece of my mother's most beautiful Jacobean work she did when I was about 12 years old and I often look at it and admire her exquisite work and the colours she used - quite avant garde for that time and wish she could see what we are all doing now - she would love it. Well done.

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