“There is a distinct kind of Magic in the iridescence of a Dragonfly’s wing.”
The Dog Days of Summer are already here. I can’t help but feel as the mercurial sizzling days slip through our fingers it is a gentle reminder to be mindful and savor every moment.
A few months ago I created a prayer flag inspired by the new Artistcellar Tibet Series Stencils. As luck would have it I purchased enough chiffon to make four flags. This is the second in my series and I decided to feature the Lotus.
To me the Dragonfly is not only a perfect match for the Lotus, but symbolises the exquisiteness of the season. I have loved Dragonflies endlessly. Not only are they a wonder to witness in the air, but my thoughts drift back to peaceful childhood summer mornings spent at a local creek with a friend.
The Artistcellar stencils provide a great array of options. I selected the Petite Pods from the Playful Pods series to add to the flag. The image was perfect and continued the theme. I have long been fascinated by the iridescent colour released from dragonfly wings. So inspired I completed the design with dots of glimmering acrylics. It now flies next to the Buddha Eyes flag on the pergola.
Artistcellar stencils are inspirational. I am always discovering something new when I begin to work. The images allow me to explore and express my creativity. They encourage me to design with the same freedom we feel when seeing the shimmering flight of a dragonfly. By permitting my creativity to unfold my desire is to delve deeper, discover my unique self, always knowing I will forever be a work in progress.
- ARTISTCELLAR: TIBET SERIES STENCIL (Lotus)
- ARTISTCELLAR HALFTONE DOTS (Highlight, Midtone, Midtone 2, Shadow)
- ARTISTCELLAR TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SERIES (Dragonfly, Cherry Blossom)
- CHRIS COZEN PLAYFUL PODS (Petite Pods)
- HAND CUT STENCIL: Diamonds
- CHIFFON FABRIC – White
- BEST TEST REPOSITIONAL ADHESIVE
- PLAID ACRYLICS: Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Blue Pearl, Pure Orange, Perfect Purple. Violet Pansy, Sunflower, Metallic Rose, Bright Red, Aquamarine, Royal Gold, Plum
- DECOART: Splendid Gold
- DINA WAKLEY: Lime
- ACE NYLON TWINE
- DARICE CRAFTWOOD BALL & DOWEL