"Tree People" started with the batik square containing the three heads. I spent many pleasurable hours sorting through my fabric stash to find the right fabrics to coordinate with the batik square. Three wide strips of fabric were added, one above and two below the square. To emphasize - and continue - the black lines in the batik, I used strips of black velvet which I fused to the three new fabrics. Especially at the bottom, they reminded me of roots, which is where the name "Tree People" came from. I made the border fabric starting with a sheer black blouse which had the shiny circles on it. I fused pieces of the blouse to a black cotton fabric to produce enough "new" fabric to use for the border. I've named the three tree people...
Jean is a retired librarian, now enjoying life as an artist. Her primary focuses these days are photography, acrylic painting, and mixed media. She's also involved in creating a website to document the 14 years she and her husband, Ed, lived and traveled on their sailboat, Tropic Moon. The web book is called "Odyssey: Mapping Life's Adventures." Photo art from that time will show up on this site under galleries labelled "Odyssey."
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