Inspired by Jane's painting demo in Nantucket, I decided I wanted to paint fabric for the next challenge. I packed all of my painting supplies, as well as a few former painted fabric pieces I had attempted, for the trip to Maine for the summer. I painted several pieces of fabric using solo cups, paint bottle caps and brushes as my tools, varying colors and designs. When I was done, I liked one of the previously painted pieces of fabric I had brought because of its subtler colors and shapes so I went with it. I believe I had actually painted this piece of fabric with Andrea several years ago in her studio. But how perfect, the circles were just what I needed for this theme.
I cut out the random shape from the painted piece and stitched it to my background fabric. I appliqued a few circles from commercial fabric to add contrast. Machine stitching was used to emphasize some of the circles. Regular and metallic DMC floss was used to add more contrast and texture to the design. "Bows" made from fabric scraps and beads were added and tuille was placed over the background piece to add just a bit more contrast. When completed, the piece reminded me of planets, moons and other celestial orbs as well as shooting stars and meteors, thus the name. I LOVED this theme. It is wrapped around an 11" X 14" canvas frame.