Friday, September 26, 2008

Venus

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....

7 comments:

Vicki said...

I love your Venus card and I would love to see a whole series based on the planets. That would be fantastic. Adding the stars in the background was a great idea.
I can just picture Saturn with little ribbons of fine yarn for the rings.

StegArt said...

That turned out great! I always love that bit of hand stitching added to a piece.

Miss 376 said...

Fantastic colours. This is great

katelnorth said...

Ooh, I like these. Wonder if I'm in your "V" group or not... Hope so. Haven't even thought about my "V" cards yet, I admit!

Tracey said...

This is a great one of Venus, the colours are perfect,
Be nice to see more of other planets and the moon,

Melinda Cornish said...

You? tired of cats? never.....I adore the venus card though and what a great idea!!!!!! Melinda

Melinda Cornish said...

You? tired of cats? never.....I adore the venus card though and what a great idea!!!!!! Melinda