"Not Quite as the Crow Flies"
16.5" by 11.5"
Created for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Challenge at Art Quilts Around the World.
I usually dislike these kind of challenges. I tend to save and recycle everything anyway, so it wasn't necessary for me to have a specific challenge to do that.
However. When this was announced, I had previously made arrangements to gift another artist a couple of bags of the tiny scraps from my little hand-sewing project. Mainly because I recently drastically downsized my living arrangements; I just can't keep everything anymore. Fortunately, I still had the baggies full of tiny scraps and used them for the leaves on my tree.
The crow was drawn on a leftover scrap of fabric from my scrap fused fabric bin. I used fabric, paint, and beads from my stash for the rest. I did have to purchase a new spool of black thread, but that was because the one I was using disappeared and I would have needed another one anyway.
This piece reflects my main impetus for recycling -- to save our environment for the wild things. I took a winding path to get here, hence: the title.