Thursday, December 29, 2011

Colorful Sparrows Play in the Bamboo Shawl

This flat crepe de chine, light as air silk shawl is a large 22" x 90" work. Colorful sparrows fly playfully amongst the bamboo stalks while a full moon is in the distance. The background is a midnight blueish-purple with little golden-ish spots which might be fireflies.

Something this large is time consuming to draw and paint and a little difficult to handle putting it into the steamer, washing and rinsing. On my height of under 5' it overwhelms me, and can probably be an entire garment if belted and with the proper under clothing! But on a tall person, it'll make a stunning shawl.

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