Every spring I gaze in wonder at the snowdrops, crocus flowers and daffodils in various stages of colourful bloom.
I had a go at needlefelting snowdrops last year...
I made sketches and photographed crocus blooms and daffs too.
A couple of years ago I'd found this Debbie Bless SoHo wool and earmarked it for a delicate purple crocus...
As it didn't seem right to create a crocus in any season other than spring, I started one last week as they were flourishing in the garden.
The darker base is thowsters waste and the colour shading is a result of the variation of colour and width in the wool.
Whilst mostly pleased with the result it also got me thinking...
- the background colour is important - if I did it again I'd probably use a pale blue..so I could add some thin green leaves
- a crocus is often pictured closed... and if open - from above
- when you see a crocus it is usually not alone...there are whole crowds of them smiling in the sun
- what could I do with a single crocus? Perhaps a brooch (this one's a bit on the large side for that)...or a card... ??
I may stick to more abstract and less delicate blooms in the future......I have another idea.......watch this space!!