Sunday, October 15, 2017
REACHING FOR THE SUN - By Teresa Schlabach
This summer I was lucky to spend 2 weeks in Southern France. While there I saw fields and fields of sunflowers. They grow up to 5 feet tall and the flowers are bigger than my head! The flowers reach for the sun until they start blooming and then turn their backs on the sun as they bloom. I found myself reaching for the warmth and happiness of the sun everyday. There is no substitute for sunshine. I thread painted this sunflower based on a photograph I took. The center is actually Alpaca wool and silk stitched in a circular motion giving some depth to the flower. Sunflowers represent happiness and that makes my heart smile.