Anyone who knows me understands that I am possessed with the ginkgo leaf. After years of using the image on postcards and quilts, I even planted a ginkgo tree last year. My own tree! My own leaves! And it’s autumn! But I digress….
Having just completed the second of two large quilts that will hang in my solo show Borrowed From Nature October 1 – 31 at Creative Framing & Gallery, I made an immediate switch to the tiny format of fabric postcards. I have been thinking copper, silver and gold lately and I find the fabric postcard to be thoroughly satisfying.
Here is the periodic table symbol for silver. I’ve used cotton fabric as background for the leaf and the symbol, pale grey fabric with silver threads woven (a subtle glitz) and silver metallic thread for thread painting the leaf.
I have a small quilt in progress…yes, more ginkgos. I can’t help myself and, frankly, I don’t want to. I’m not done with this inspiration.