Saturday, 28 February 2015

Sea Turtle

While in Mexico a couple of years ago we were fortunate to watch a sea turtle lay her eggs. To avoid poaching, the conservation authorities arrived quickly and dug up the clutch which comprised of 50 eggs. We were delighted to be part of the release of about 50 baby turtles a few days later. Here is one edging toward the ocean.
 
I revisited the mosaic technique as it's something that I enjoy and added a simple piping to the binding. 


11 comments:

  1. When I saw this in your living room last week, Colleen, I just loved the textural quality of your representation of the turtle. Reminiscent of ancient mosaic.

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  2. Love your choice of red underlay and the gorgeous green fabrics. These amazing creatures lead such a precarious life from the moment they are born and have to struggle across the sand to the sea. Glad to see one survived!

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  3. You have captured the little fellas struggle to push his way across the sand to the sea ... a wonderful interpretation. Unfortunately his struggle to survive did not stop there. Love it.

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  4. A perfect sand image. I like the quilting showing his little legs moving. And love his colours.

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  5. What an amazing experience. You really are great with this mosaic technique and getting all those dots to cooperate to capture the moment.

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  6. Ditto to all of the above comments. Love the way you have captured his run to safety.

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  7. Brilliant - that touch of red makes this piece sing!

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  8. I love your continuing explorations of the mosaic technique!

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  9. The mosaic technique is perfect for his shell and the red contrasting with the green gives it an extra zing. You are so lucky to have seen him too.

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  10. masterful colleen - i absolutely love it
    so interesting how some have used the sand color for the negative space and others for the subject

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  11. masterful colleen - i absolutely love it
    so interesting how some have used the sand color for the negative space and others for the subject

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