This is my sanctuary, my quiet place, my healing place. My garden is large, full of paths and great views. I grow many plants, usually ones that can be started and divided. I do have roses, the ones the gophers have not eaten, which I enjoy.
For this piece I used handpainted silk, fused and appliqued more hand dyed and painted petals and leaves. The painted cheesecloth represents the earthiness. The whole work suggests the many textures of a garden. I included both a sun and a moon but they are not terribly dominent. Color is the most important element.
The quilting is the most fun. Adding leaves and more flowers........the variety of the space. It is only missing my two black labs. They are there with me every time I wander.