Sunday, January 11, 2009

Calendar Girls 2009

This year for the Calendar Girls challenge we have all submitted a page from a calendar of our choice and each month one of the pages will be used as the inspiration.
The page for January came from Debbi's calendar which is by Australian Aboriginal artist Shane Pickett.
This was a wonderful picture to interpret on the embellisher and I am pleased with how it has turned out.
I used a dark brown felt as the base and layered wool and silk fibers onto it but I worked from the reverse side to achieve the subtleness that I was after.
The two rows of stitching are worked in running stitch by hand.
If you would like to see some of the other interpretations go to the Calendar Girls blog here

Here is the original picture that Debbi posted.

What a great choice Debbi.


Ati. Norway. said...

Great card Doreen, It will be interesting to see what you all make this year from the calender photos.

Purple Missus said...

A very good interpretation Doreen. Looks wonderful.

Paula Hewitt said...

wow - this is wonderful - the picture is just right for the embellisher! and set of by just the right amount of stitching.

Janet said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful interpretation. The colors are rich and warm, and I love it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Very nice! Do you get to keep this or is it passed on to someone else in the group? Do you do one for each member of the group? Just curious!!

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Definitely an embellisher piece. Beautifully done as usual.
Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

Maureen said...

Great work Doreen, it was crying out to be done on the Embellisher!

Lalhezar said...

Doreen. This is a very lovely and sublte interpretation. I really like it. Suzanne

Aussie Jo said...

Stunning piece Doreen. The colour combination is amazing.