Ginkgo Leaf in Fog

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This month I chose to depict a gingko leaf.  This is my first non-native leaf, but I think that millions of years ago they did grow here, so it almost counts!  I remember my grandfather pointing out this tree to me years ago and telling me it had grown when the dinosaurs were alive.  This fixed it in my memory and when I met my fiance I learned that he too shared a fondness for gingkos!  Since John (my fiance) has his birthday in August I chose this ancient tree for this month.  He also has a fondness for bunchgrasses, which I depicted (rather abstractly) in the lower left corner.  The right is a fabric following design of ocean colored beads in tribute to the fact that the Bay Area this year has had an unusually cool August.  I've enjoyed all the fog rolling in off the Pacific, so I beaded a representation!  I chose the fabric color to match the colors of the year right now - Summer-dormancy shrouded in fog that awaits the rain.

7 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

I love ginko leaves and your fabric is gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Perfect in it's simplicity, yet every element including the fabric have meaning. Lovely!

Cyndi L said...

The colors are so subtle! Great job :-)

Robbie said...

A great example of 'less is more'. Focus is on your ginko leaf! Nice job.

Robin said...

Very poetic piece and words, Jet... I love it!

Robin A.

jet said...

Thank you, everyone! I was almost afraid that it was too simple but the comments have helped me realize that the shape of the leaf conveys a lot without having to be elaborate!

Marty S said...

Wonderful, subtle colors. It's lovely.
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

 
One More Stitch. Design by Pocket