TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
ATC trade April 2012
My prayer flag for spring continues the rain theme from our April ATC trade. My image of the color "rain" was meant to capture a mood...a change of plans, canceled outings, grey skies, wind and rain striking windows...all part of living in western New York. Gloomy.
In contrast, my prayer flag calls for rain in a place that needs the rain badly: California.
The branches reminded me of forsythia bushes, one of the early spring bloomers inWestern NY. I added the yellow forsythia flowers with machine stitching and embroidered French knots to look like budding flowers.
Forsythia bushes, detail
I embroidered the word "rain" and put the three layers together , joining them at the top to form a sleeve to hang the flag. I'm hoping to make more prayer flags soon.