There's been lots of thinking, studying, and digging through scraps to come up with a sky for "The Lake".
The larger pieces are laid first. My thinking is to have less clouds in the foreground.
Details are added with bits of dryer lint from laundering wool blankets, wool roving, and pulled apart scraps of batting.
All of these layers look raw and require a bit of faith as well as knowledge about what most likely will happen in later stages of work. This is the part about creating that is frustrating AND exciting.
Before I trap all that "stuff" under tulle netting it gets checked out in relationship to the other parts of the BIG picture.
There were more clouds than I had in mind so some got removed before I trapped them in place with tulle netting and machine quilting.
This stage looks "finished", but there are more steps to go before it is. Now to get all the panels in that top row of the installation composed to this point before we leave for the summer cottage on the lake.