Sometimes it’s good to walk a while in someone else’s shoes, on someone else’s path. A while ago, Janice was kind enough to send me a photograph of some bicycle tyre tracks in the snow. I made it into a sketchbook page:
I don’t know if you can see it from this distance, but there are some delicious little concentric circles somewhere near that footprint in the foreground, made by the soles of someone’s shoes. I transferred some of the circular patterns to the background and made a little stitched sample:
Not an exact copy, and not meant to be one. The central area is about postcard-sized, about 4″ x 6″, and is made from layered fabrics and a pale blue sheer top layer. The background is pieced from hand-dyed fragments; the top section (of printed purple) came in a fabric exchange from Arlee.
An interesting experience to walk someone else’s path for a short time. Thank you, Janice!