Winter meadow

A few years ago, even though I had no money to spare at the time, I could not resist buying this Angie Lewin card because the design was so beautiful. I hung it at my desk and it made me happy.

Now that I'm trying out Pinterest, I'm discovering more and more Angie Lewin images, and also that I really love the look of dead Queen Anne's Lace, and dried up leathery milkweed, and prickly crunchy teasels, and tall faded meadow plants like that. At the same time, I've decided I would like to try to get back into rug hooking (I made 1.5 rugs in 2003 and then never picked it up again). Perfect rug subject: My own version of an Angie Lewin weed scene--dead weeds. I made a draft rug sketch and had a discussion about the whole idea with my daughter. Today, on a still-snowless clear blue January day, we decided to make a special expedition to find some of these beauties for ourselves, and maybe get some rug inspiration on the way. Here are some photos from our winter meadow research.

Stalks with round wasp galls might be a cool motif.

I'd love to have milkweed somehow coming right out of the rug.

Queen Anne's Lace, you gorgeous old thing

Some more old ladies in profile

Mullein stalks! Another interesting idea. They're like the saguaros of Vermont. Kind of.

Mullein close up. These must have been about 8 feet tall. Super fabulous.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

This IS a beautiful image and would make a fabulous rug. Great design, great subject. You could put some of your photos into your design queue as well. I'm particularly thinking of the beautiful one of the old drooping sunflower ... and your onions.