Blue Ridge Landscape
Internet connections have been frustrating this past week! I’m glad I have a smart phone so that I can use it to get the basics but connection on it is also not the best so I look for excuses to go into town so I can access the pictures on facebook. Email seems to come through pretty easily on the phone but not on the computer. And sending pictures on the computer takes a lot of patience even though I compress them. Well, enough complaining.
I am working on the Blue Ridge landscape to commemorate our trip along the Parkway last year. We still have such pleasant memories of that trip in our airstream, the people we met, the sights we saw and the music we heard—especially the Kruger Brothers at the outdoor concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Back to the landscape–the background was pretty easy with the gray blues of the far ground and the darker green of the foreground. I want to feature the beautiful flaming azaleas in the bottom right corner along the rock wall that was a favorite sight at nearly every scenic overlook. I would love to hear some suggestions for how those might be portrayed. I have some batik fabrics that meet the color requirements but I want some of the blossoms to be dimensional and some just in the background. I have some ombre tulle that is a good color match for the flower. The azalea has five petals so I could use a circle folded into quarters and then gather along the curved edge (five in a row and pulled tight) but am open to other ideas.