Monday, 29 February 2016

Busy





  I found it hard to choose a subject and found myself hesitating between  the beautiful mimosa blossoms that I saw in a garden near here a few weeks ago, sunflowers, tansy and this image of bees and honeycomb I had in my mind. The bees won. It came together fairly easily ( markel through a stencil and a bit of embroidery), except for the wings, which were really fiddly: my first attempt ended in shredded silk organza when I applied them.

10 comments:

  1. great idea and it works so well. The yellow honeycomb and the bees and I really do commend you on the wings. As you said it must have been such a fiddle but you did them perfectly.

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  2. This is very realistic Jinny, and the details are wonderful. Very yummy looking too!

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  3. Beautiful use of many yellows and wonderful bees! Love it!

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  4. I love, love, love it. So clever and perfectly executed. Love the asymmetry. My favourite.

    Hilary

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  5. What exquisite work doing those hexagons and the bees. And you have coloured the honeycombs beautifully.

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  6. Interesting to see it from further away in combination with the placement of the bees and the title there is an implied vibration that is palpable. Brilliant!

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  7. Great piece. Lovely delicate use of Markal sticks.

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  8. Wow, great idea and so well put together. Those bees are positively humming!

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  9. Love it. Frustratingly my computer refused to show me a bigger image and this is one time it would be lovely to see the detail close up. Particularly like the way the honeycomb is shaded, and the small cluster of bees are in a circle.

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  10. Beautiful! I think the high contrast black stripes on the bodies along with the white wings makes for a lot of visual drama. The modulated colour of the honeycomb is lovely too.

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