Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Interpret This - August Result

"Under the Bridge" 13" x 17"

Fabric, tulle, mono filament thread,
oil stick pastels, inkjet printing

Even though my life has been hectically full for the last two months, this challenge piece had been in my mind often.  It was physically begun and finished in one day.  Go here to read about the process to create it, as well as to see all the other interpretations of this photograph submitted by Beverly of "Fiberhart"

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bear Lake Revisited

Bear Lake up in the Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Estes Park is one of our favorites.  This photo was taken in 2006.

In 2008 I made this quilt, "Bear Lake" from that photo.  Click here to see the posts about its creation.

Bear Lake - 45"x 34" (2008)
In the photo taken from the other side of the lake on this trip, you can see the big rock from which the previous photos were taken.
The brown trees are the result of Pine Needle Beetle damage.  Each year we see more brown trees on the east side of the park.  The damage is much greater over the Divide on the west side.

Enjoy these photos of the trail around the lake.

 There's been quite a bit of rain leaving big puddles on the trail.  This is a captured reflection in one of them.

... and another photo taken this year of the scene featured in the quilt.