More snow and dreaming of ranunculus

This weather happened today. As sad as this moment looks, I found flowers in my studio.

That's my mailman, across the street, and that's a view out my back door.

Yikes.

I decided to do some line drawings of flowers I hope to see grow in my yard.

And, I've been thinking about the botanical genus known as Ranunculus

 I made a small red felt flower a few years ago and it hangs in my back hall tied to a wall sconce. It sort of looks like a ranunculus.

During the stitching weekend, Kelly said that my walnut-indigo piece was beginning to look like a ranunculus flower. So, rather than to imagine what the flower looks like, I'm investigating flowers and drawing them in very basic and simple terms. 

 

I'm running with it and will use the idea  to inform future works. I used Erin's walnut crystals to make the circular shapes, and a quick dip in Lotta's 123 indigo vat to add blue on 100% wool fabric. 

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