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Stitched Raindrops

I am still on my raindrops kick.  One of my favorite summer activities is to walk in the rain- it feels so freeing to not care if I get wet AND step in all the puddles.   It’s getting cold here so I’ll have to create that feeling in my art because I don’t get excited about walking in freezing rain…


Started with paint and added modeling paste for a gentle texture.







The silhouette is added with plain old blue paint.  Later I smudged some Portfolio crayons on her – she was just to stark with paint only.







The raindrops were made from a piece of fabric I stenciled while at Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s class in NYC.








I stitched batting between the stenciled fabric and a piece of scrap on the back.

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  • Ann Marie November 15, 2011, 9:23 am

    This is really nice. I like the mixed media aspect and the lovely blue woman silhouette.

  • andrea November 15, 2011, 10:40 am

    How very cool to incorporate fabric into your painting! I love how the raindrops are 3D and the silhouette of the figure is lovely.

  • tammy vitale November 15, 2011, 10:50 am

    I cannot imagine stitching all those raindrops – and you stenciled the material yourself! Even better! Love the woman in the rain and I see from your previous post that you use this stencil – I’m REALLY in love with your Embrace page. Perfect thing to hang over one’s computer! Thanks for visiting over my way!

  • Janet November 15, 2011, 11:24 am

    I love this! But I know I would never have the patience to stitch all those little raindrops!

  • Kathleen Conard November 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I am enjoying your raindrop kick! Love the mixture of patterns and the 3-D effect!

  • Gwen November 15, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I agree that a walk in the rain can be so uplifting.
    Your must have spent ages doing your stitched raindrops…it was well worth the effort.
    Gwen xx

  • Diana Evans November 15, 2011, 12:24 pm

    I love these stitched rain drops!!!! what a gorgeous piece!!!

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. November 15, 2011, 1:40 pm

    I’ve recently been on a stitching kick, and really like seeing fabric and stitching as part of mixed media pieces–and I love walking in the (warm) rain, too–so this is perfect 🙂

  • Liz the Poet November 15, 2011, 2:39 pm

    You have been visited by the inspiration fairies because your fabric raindrops are genius!

    Absolutely delightful!!

  • Nicole Foshee November 15, 2011, 3:25 pm

    I absolutely love this. It brought a smile to my face! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lori Moon Studio November 15, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Carolyn – I love to walk and play in the rain, too. I also love your art. I especially like the 3-d effect of the rain drops.

  • Valerie-Jael November 15, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I love the mix you have used here, and the effect is great! Valerie

  • lynn richards November 15, 2011, 4:10 pm

    such a beautiful silhouette. And the colors are fabulous all together.

  • Julie November 15, 2011, 6:17 pm

    I love this one!

  • Jenna November 15, 2011, 10:26 pm

    Very nice! I also love the colorful fabric raindrops!

  • Thaís Gisele (Sweet-Lemmon) November 16, 2011, 12:01 am

    I like it. It’s cool and pretty. Well done! 🙂

  • Fran T November 16, 2011, 12:46 am

    This is AWESOME!! I love it:)) nothing else to say!

  • Tracey Fletcher King November 16, 2011, 2:57 am

    really like the 3d effect… stitching scares me to death in any form so this is even more impressive to me because of that

  • Rita McGregor November 16, 2011, 11:39 am

    Love the mixed media…and your raindrop kick. 😉

  • julie November 17, 2011, 5:12 pm

    Absolute perfection! LOVE it!