Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tricia's Moon Circles- Blood Moon
Then the first night that our son and his family arrived in town for Eliza's wedding we witnessed the Blood Moon. We sat out in our driveway and watched. My husband and son began photographing the changes in the moon. It was a spectacular night. Neighbors stopped by and we chatted. I thought about all the people in the world that were watching the moon that night. In the days leading up to the moon's total lunar eclipse and several days after I kept hearing a scientist description of what we were seeing as the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere and shinning all of the sunsets and sunrises of Earth onto the moon itself. How amazing!
A few days later I came upon hand painted sunset fabric from Mickey Lawler that I had in my stash. I thought it was a great representation of the sunsets. I then decided that my circles will be 5 of the stages that we saw that night.
I used the hand painted fabric. I drew detail coloring with the intense pencils that Jane showed us. I also used my type font on my sewing machine. I have done a few pieces with lettering but this time I really learned how to use the type. I did make a mistake leaving out "of" and had to put it in at an angle. I will try and redo that section another day.