I just had to make another.
It’s Friday night (soon to be Saturday morning), and as I was considering what to do when we got home this evening, there was a little voice in my head whispering that I could justify combing through pictures of fabric by making one more mosaic. Rachel said we could make two! So I am. And I confess that I’m having to hold myself back from making more just for fun. So thank you Rachel and Pink Chalk Fabrics!
For the second mosaic, I thought about our mid-September trip to Missoula, MT. My husband and I lived there for the six years prior to our current home in North Carolina. As I walked through the my old neighborhood and visited my favorite restaurants, one big change I noticed were these beautiful bunches of grosso lavender (seems to bloom later than other lavender varieties) and russian sage. Maybe a landscaping company has been pushing the lavender/sage route for the last few years or maybe I just didn’t notice them before. Either way, they made my heart smile.
When I think about Washed Earth and the fall season, I do think about the leaves losing their color, but I also think about flowers making their final blooms. I think about gathering seeds from the cosmos and the coneflowers so I can scatter them out in the spring. I think about drying hydrangea blooms, and, yes, lavender to enjoy a slightly faded bouquet indoors during the winter.
So this mosaic tries to capture some of that. I didn’t have the heart to include a lot of purples and lilac – with the exception of the Valorie Wells, many of the purples I found were just too loud for the moment I wanted to create. But the soft floral blues and greens capture that last bit of life I feel remaining in the fall and embodies the rest of my thoughts on the Washed Earth theme.
I read blogs sporadically, so I hadn’t seen Rachel’s mosaic contests before now. I have a feeling it’s going to be something I do often – I’ve enjoyed getting to know other designers and fabric lines by looking for the perfect shade to match my vision of her theme.