Monday, 21 January 2008

The Soul of Music Gothic Arch

The new theme for the Gothic Arches challenge has been set by Keron, one of my fellow members of the Alphastamps Design Team, and it's Music.

I love music and have an eclectic taste ranging from Mahler, through to ballads and French chansons but whenever music is mentioned I also immediately think of bird song. We have a large variety of bird tables and feeders and I like nothing better than to stand very still and listen to all the different birds singing away in the trees while waiting for the peanuts and bird seed to be distributed.

I combined these elements in my arch. The background is a paper/fabric collage incorporating sheet music, a napkin with bird eggs and flowers and torn paper on the theme of Friends (and birds are definitely my friends and I am theirs!). On to this I sewed a bird transparency (from Alphastamps Parrots sheet). I added the text: The Soul of Music, by Dymo writer and again sewed around it using blue thread. At the top I added a glorious sun which started life as an earring. I lost one of them and felt the other one would provided just the finishing touch this arch needed.

17 comments:

carylsrealm said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is gorgeous!
chris p

francispaul said...

beautiful colors!

KardKrazy said...

Absolutely stunning arch!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow its amazing. What a brilliant arch.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is beautiful! The eggs add that little extra, as well as the stitching!!

~*~ Patty said...

Lovely, the sun at the top is a nice touch!

Sija said...

Beautiful arch!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous, great colours.

Lisa Renéa said...

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog today! Your art projects are all
truly lovely! Amazing arch! So many intricate details.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Gorgeous stitched collage arch, Frieda! The earring is the crowning glory! Bird-song is the perfect choice!

Debby said...

Frieda this is stunning. WOW!!! I love the bird.

Debby

Tova said...

It's so artistic !! Gorgeous !!

Francoise said...

so gorgeous !!!!
love love love love

Willy Anderson said...

Wonderful arch!

Silvia said...

How wonderful. Looks fab.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

lovely piece! the colors are so vibrant!

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