|April in Pictures 2011|
…but what has happened to Spring this year? I took these two photos yesterday…
So, as I was pondering what I could make using just yellows, all this unseasonableness got me thinking about Persephone and Demeter and I chanced upon Hymn to Demeter. It is an interlinear translation with copious notes and I really couldn’t recommend it more highly.
I considered (very aspirationally!) the possibility of an amazing goddess image – something along the line of Jen Delyth or Emily Balivet…or perhaps of doing something with this image – maybe a Mycenae earring lying amongst corn stalks.
|Image from Hymn to Demeter|
|8 1/2 square of random width yellow strips|
|close straight line quilting, using variegated thread|
But, having spent so long reading/procrastinating I was running out of time so I decided I’d better simplify and use this image instead…
|corn goddess pewter pendant|
|corn goddess in progress|
Some parts worked better than others. I was reasonable pleased with the bottom half but the wadding was quite tricky to work with. I wonder if felt might be better as it would be more stable?
The top half is very clunky and lumpy at the edges though. I really must take a class or get a book that describes how to do this sort of thing properly :(
She has definitely ended up looking more like a corn dolly that corn goddess.
But she is yellow, I’ve met the colour my world deadline, I’ve tried something new, the seeds are starting to grow and, at least for the moment, the sun is shining.