When I was reviewing what I had on the table to do last week I mentioned a set of cat themed postcards. Unusually for me after making the crazy cat blocks I feel all felined out so decided to skip those for a few days and move on to the next postcard deadline.
Something Beginning with V is the theme. I decided to go with Venus, my initial idea was to try and do something with this image.
But Botticelli's painting is one of my favourites and I really didn't want to make something that would not do it justice so I decide to leave this idea for another time an maybe for a bigger project. Instead I went with an entirely different Venus.
I found this image of the planet (and you know I just couldn't resist those colours!) and got to work with some felt and my needle felting tool. This is my interpretation of the picture.
I couldn't resist adding a little hand stitching to finish these off. I just find hand stitching so relaxing, and working free form like this makes it easy to do while in front of the TV in the evening.
I like how this turned out, maybe there could be some mileage in doing a series of pieces based on the planets. Another idea for the future maybe....