"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Textile Inspiration

I've been working on a new piece for global warming. I'm very excited about it but I've been short on time this past week so it's taken me a little longer to finish it than I would like as I have to stitch in "snatched moments" here and there. I hope to show you the new piece by the end of the week ...















In the meantime, I found these wonderful satellite images in "my colours" for this project. The colours and textures are very inspiring to me. The marbling effects make me want to get my oil paints out (and, perhaps, I will when time permits!)

Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

















Akpatok Island, Canada

















Malaspina Glacier, Alaska

















The images come from a most amazing book called "Above the World"

4 comments:

Julie said...

Amazing photographs Carolyn and what a beautiful world we live in. You could certainly get some design inspiration from these images.

Hopscotch said...

These images are so wild and wonderful, it shows that we can all see so much more from a great distance!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Spectacular images. GOD is truly the most amazing artist.

Clevelandgirlie said...

P.S. You run a close 2nd! I love these tyvek beads. Never tried them in multi layer and color. I WILL try this.
XO