Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June Challenge for "Interpret This"

On The Forest Floor - 17" x 13"

Where this beautiful blue butterfly was photographed by Karen was the  first and strongest thought in my mind, for I have walked in  a few of the Forest Preserves that thread through the suburb's  of Chicago. That initial thought wouldn't leave my head so I took on the challenge of portraying the forest floor.

I've posted about the "groundwork" that began with the green scraps I set aside while digging through my bags for pieces to make waves on my BIG lake quilt.
 Click here to go to the "Interpret This" blog to read the rest of my story.  Be sure to check out the other interpretations of this same photo.  Six have been posted prior to mine and there will be another this afternoon and two more tomorrow.


kącik baby jagi said...

Wooooow !!!
Beautiful picture

Heather said...

This is so beautiful Nellie - I could gaze at it for ages and lose myself in there.

sophie said...

Brava! It's amazing to me that no part of your literal interpretation of the photo was actually taken from the photo. I'd love to be able to see all the details in your piece in an up close and personal way.

holly k said...

that looks like so much fun! I thought the first picture was a real photo!! :)

Gail P said...

I'm blown away! Gorgeous!

FredaB said...


This picture is just so gorgeous. It does remind you of the forest preserves in our area.

I hope to get to see your wall hanging at Sherman Hospital on Sunday. We are going to St. Charles for the 4th. and will be going right down Randall Rd. Will let you know.