Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pinto Ponies in the Aspens

The theme for this Fiberaction Challenge was "neutrals".  Ugg, I thought, I'm not a neutral person--I like COLOR! When I was a child, I remember seeing a painting by Bev Doolittle with lots of aspen trees and pinto ponies camouflaged in the background.  That painting popped into my head when I started this challenge.  I started with five fabrics for the background, then began planting trees in the distance and made my way to the foreground.

 The branches are made with threadwork. I happened to have several fabrics that made great trunks.

I googled pictures of pinto ponies, traced them onto fabric then colored them in with markers.

Since we are moving into our log home in Montana soon, I thought I would make this challenge more rustic/Western.

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