At a meeting of our fiber art group a couple of years ago, the word “flight” was suggested as our next challenge. Flight of the Bumble Bee immediately flashed through my brain. I played with the idea for awhile and eventually went in another direction. That bee has buzzed around in my head ever since.
Winter is my time to create art since it’s too cold to do anything else. Housebound equals productivity in my world. Except for the sound of the occasional ice fisherman’s auger, distractions are few when you live on a dirt road in the woods in winter.
Deciding to stop that incessant bee buzzing, I finally tackled Flight of the Bumble Bee. It began with a search for the sheet music. Once found, I printed the pages on treated fabric and created my background which, once layered, I quilted in a honeycomb pattern.
Thanks to Google images, I found my bee. Over several days, through trial and error, my version of a bumble bee was created. Searching for just the right materials to get the look I wanted resulted in a very messy studio….but my bee looks good! A day of cleanup is a small price to pay for another check mark on my to-do list. Bonus….. the brain-buzzing has ceased!