Thursday, July 25, 2013

And then there was a tree.....

THINK that I shall never see 
A poem lovely as a tree. 
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest 
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; 
A tree that looks at God all day,         5
And lifts her leafy arms to pray; 
A tree that may in summer wear 
A nest of robins in her hair; 
Upon whose bosom snow has lain; 
Who intimately lives with rain.  10
Poems are made by fools like me, 
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

This poem kept running through my mind while I added a tree to the right side of my piece. It was, like much of this piece, a pain staking process.

  • Draft the tree on my tissue paper full-size sketch that I am using as a rough base for the scene.

  • Fuse the trunk and limbs to the background.

  • Create clusters leaves with my ice-dyed organza and add to the barren tree.

  • And, there you have it - a tree awaiting quilting!

to be continued.............


  1. I really like the ice-dyed organza for leaves. It is looking great.

  2. It's's's lovely!

    (And I just realized Kilmer died at 32. What a gift was lost...)