Recent stitch work – Lichen
I’ve been enjoying a spacious workroom, I share it with my two children, they often come and play and make with me, listening to audio books. I’m having a bit of down time with work after some wrist surgery, so I’ve been reviewing work over the last year and planning new work.
We’ve been on many walks, and there is some incredible lichen in the bush, I’m talking trees dripping with strands of lichen, kind of gothic and spooky.
I’ve never seen such long strands of lichen like this before.
It’s so beautiful, and when fresh, or alive, it’s stretchy and supple, though it looks crisp and dry, dead.
And it’s so pale.
Fascinating! No surprise that I had to try and explore it more with pencil and thread.
Some fragments of work in progress.
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