Walking another path

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.

I’m experimenting with different sized photographs at present, so I think you should be able to enlarge the detail by clicking on the picture.

An interesting experience to walk someone else’s path for a short time. Thank you, Janice!

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8 Responses to Walking another path

  1. Penny says:

    This is wonderful! Walking in someone’s elses tracks suits you.

  2. Jill says:

    fabulous! – these pictures are working really well, clicking on them it is possible to see close-ups …ooh the details, yum 🙂

  3. Janice says:

    I’m so pleased you could use this Karen, and love what you did with it. I’ve just been looking back over all the track inspired artwork you’ve been doing during January. It’s great seeing where it all took you. I hope you feel the urge to follow another theme sometime!

    • Karen Turner says:

      There are lots more themes planned for this year, Janice 🙂
      Thanks again for the photo; it fitted into the collection beautifully.

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  5. Rachel says:

    Came here from Janice’s blog – you’ve done some really interesting work!

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