This challenge was to get us to do something that we remembered from our grandmother and we had to use two different brown and some wording. Although it was called Grandmother's Trunk Creative Challenge we were free to interpret this in our own way. Everyone's rugs are totally different.
Thanks for your patience...
This is the picture that I used to draw the face and because my grandmother said that it was a windy day that day I changed her hair just because she would approve. She always like to look her best even though she was poor like a lot of the folks at that time.
This was taken at night with the light on so it looks darker. Notice the eyes are not even as per the photo.
This is a close up of the necklace hooked with a ribbon that I had to sew folded and because of the color nuances in the ribbon it also shows nuances in the necklace. In this close up, the colors are more as they are on the rug.
Here is a close up of the face
I really enjoyed doing this piece but I think that if I would have more time to think and prepare, my rug would probably would have been of a different design. I thought that since I painted faces on ceramics, I should be able to do the same on my rug. I choose flowers because my grandma had those flowers growing in front of her house. It's where I got my love of flowers.
Today I also started another first, I started my first primitive rug. This is the one I won from Rugs and Pugs a while back. It didn't fit my frame so I sewed a piece of wool to make it fit.
I hope that you will understand a bit how I went about to do my Grandmother's trunk Creative Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. JB