Thursday, May 22, 2008

Prehistoric Space Spores

Who isn't fascinated with cave paintings? The earliest evidence of human artistic expression! What could be more exciting!?

Well I thought it would be fun to imagine finding a cave with little prehistoric space spores drawn all over it!


I spritzed some bright pink fabric with walnut ink, water and fabric paint, then with a combination of free motion machine stitching, (the dark brown stitching) and hand embroidery, I created my little cave spores.


I was just having fun, but I like how they turned out and I think I will be exploring these more at a later date.

12 comments:

spiralsun65 said...

Fabulous work!

Fog and Thistle said...

You continue to impress!

picciolo said...

I love this one, what a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing that it was James Stuarts 100th birthday, I have a soft spot for him too
: )

Cicada Studio said...

Prehistoric Space Spores...
Nope! I wouldn't ever have thought of that. But I'm not surprised one bit that you'd come up with something so imaginative.

High Desert Diva said...

Have you seen the PBS special where the scientists/archeologists/whatever are trying to figure out how the hand (outline) paintings were done? They determined that the ink/paint was spit out of mouths around a hand placed on the cave wall. So start practicing your spitting!

Victoria said...

Ha! I hadn't heard about this technique yet!
Oh, the neighbors are really gonna love me now!

cmsigns said...

Now it all makes sense! Prehistoric space spores...Darwin had it all wrong - thanks for clearing it up for us!

Hey Harriet said...

Your ideas & inspirations continue to blow me away! As does your work. Your art never ceases to amaze me. Love the Prehistoric Space Spores! I think living in your head would be a whole lot of fun :)

Jackie said...

What a lovely idea! A great variation on a theme.

kelly said...

These are great! You continue to impress, Miss Victoria.

A Print A Day said...

oh wow! i'm mighty impressed! your embroidery is lovely.

The Clip Cafe said...

Just found your blog and LOVE your work! So original and unique!!