Thursday, January 28, 2016

- Not done yet

Today's patch has been added, but there's still some stitching to do ...

Patch #28

That's actually a grey-green linen, but the light has already drained from the sky, taking with it any chance of capturing subtle color. Likewise, I'm out of light for stitching. So tomorrow.

I'm shooting for an impression of this ...


Know what it is? Frostweed. Even though we've already had freezing weather here, for some reason they waited until last night to pop. Lucky for me, Don spotted them before the sun melted the ice crystals away.  You can read more about how they form here.

And take a closer look ...


Like something out of a fairy garden, don't you think?

8 comments:

Maria Buysse said...

hello Liz , i have no knowledge about this ice sculptures
never seen them ,not even on a picture , wath a fairy things , i look up on Google they can have lot of forms .
thank you for showing us
greets to you

ARTISUN said...

Woo, so cool, love that close up, I've never seen those before. Nature is remarkable.

Liz Ackert said...

Maria ... thanks for stopping by. I love sharing things like this. Nature outdoes herself at every turn.

Liz Ackert said...

Right after I took the picture I touched it and it disintegrated. At which point I realized the shot wasn't totally in focus. Tool late.

deemallon said...

what magic!! seems like their transitoriness is part of that.

Liz Ackert said...

As if it were a dream ...

Susan said...

Your fabric translation of these is wonderful. We have found frost flowers the last few years in one particular spot and emerging from the base of plants. I have never seen ice "blooming" from tall stems like this. Amazing!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Susan ... I'm recalling the Frosty Sno-Cone maker that arrived one Christmas in the 1960s. You put an ice cube under its hat, pressed down and turned a crank. The ice crystals extruded from the frostweed stem reminded me of the ice shavings that appeared in the drum/belly of the snowman. This link has some good images of the toy http://www.grandoldtoys.com/toydb_Detail.php?id=1271