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Elder Sentinels

I have had a desire to make a piece about old growth forests. My last attempt was not very successful. I love the mystery of them. The trees stand like sentinels, watching over theĀ  landscape they inhabit.

I used 3 photos that I have taken in forests of the Northwest. I played with them in photoshop and then printed them on silk with my large Epson printer. I had this amazing, earthy hand dyed fabric that I have been saving for this piece.

This is the enter photo that I manipulated in Photoshop and printed on silk.

These are the other photos that I printed in triplicate for the side panels.

This piece is a departure from what I normally do, and I am not over the moon about it, but it is not too bad, I think. Here is a detail:

On another note, my second cataract surgery was uneventful. I opted not to have any sedation and was very relaxed through the whole procedure. It was nice to come home and not be blotto. I was able to drive the car and pick up some groceries and drop the CD for the show at the FedEx store. I have mild pain in the eye tonight, but I am seeing quite well. I don’t need my cheater glasses for most things – like working on the computer.

I must stop and pay attention to Project Runway, now.

7 Responses to “Elder Sentinels”

  1. Offering some of your process in getting from there to here once again sent me on a different journey. Since I can do no more than admire your finished work, my own imagined quilt turned out differently. Thanks again for the trip!

  2. Karen Rips says:

    I’m glad your surgery went well, the colors in this piece seem to show your eyes are back to normal

  3. Laura Jasz. says:

    Gerrie, this piece is different for you but still has your style. I think it will be accepted in the next show. It has a great presence to it, just like the trees you’re honoring.

    Good news about your eye/s!!

  4. Diane D. says:

    That fabric is wonderful – and I especially like the four central images.

  5. Sue Reno says:

    I really love your color scheme on this one, wish I could see it in person.

  6. dee says:

    I really like this Gerrie. It’s so lovely and that fabric is perfect.
    Glad your eye surgery is a done deal and all went well.

  7. Jeannie says:

    This is a departure from your usual creations, but I really like it. The stitching in the background really brings the piece together and from a distance it gives the illusion of being in the forest. Boy, the thought of not having to reach for my cheaters all the time is exciting. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.