Mar 9, 2010

Sympathetic Ear Fabric Collage

This is my second fabric collage. It has been a lot of fun to work in another media. I can certainly see how collecting fabrics can be both addicting and fun. Nursing is a passionate profession. It's hard, at times down and dirty, and very rewarding. It's the perfect subject for my series.

I love the blue floral fabric, and it was hard to cover it up. This got about 3/4 done, and then I got stuck.

It took me a few days, with lots of fabrics moved around, details put on and taken off, until it was finished.

I love metal bits, and this brass pin is no exception. I have a little stash of them, as they are getting harder and harder to find. If you have any in your stash you'd be willing to part with, let me know. Maybe I have something in my stash you'd trade for?

The lace doily came in a little goody bag I bought at the Farm Chicks show this past summer.

I used dress pattern paper for the paper in back of the photo. The bodies at the bottom reminded me of medical books. The edges are inked, not burned.
Don't forget to book your slot soon in my Fall Art Retreat, featuring KC Willis. Then you can come visit me, and give this wonderful medium a try.
hugs- Lee


Dorthe said...

Hi Lee,
how beautifull, it is, love the nurce image, together with your saying, and the wonderfull fabricks, you used, --the flower piece is indeed gorgeus.
Wonderfull done

xo Dorthe

Tam said...

Lee that is great!

The Other Side of Me said...

Totally awesome. This would be beautiful in a frame or as a pillow for your bed.

Keep going!

natalea said...

this is awesome Lee!
and my mom and I were just talking about how nurses deserve all the money in the world for what they do! my mom's brother is in the hospital and it takes a real soldier to do this job! many blessing to you!
xox natalea

Tracey said...

Lee this is so awesome!!! WOW! You've got talent my friend!!!!!!!!

:) T