106 in the Shade.

The latest Uncommon Treads challenge was Hot and Dry. Dianna Callahan chose that title since we have experienced a severe drought this summer. You can see the other participants works here.

Mine was inspired by my dead and dying landscape, thirsty animals, and the dying trees in the forests. If I were to make it again, I’d put a window with bars on the house because I felt like a prisoner in my own home. It was so hot one only went outside when it was absolutely necessary. The worst day was a Saturday that actually was “106 in the Shade ” when the sun felt unbearable and the wind felt like I was standing in front of a blast furnace. Thank goodness, we’ve finally had some rain and some of the landscape has revised.


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3 Comments on “106 in the Shade.”

  1. Ellen White Says:

    Great piece Emmie. I like your idea about the prison bars because I know just how you feel when it’s so hot.

  2. gonerustic Says:

    Love the fabrics you’ve used, especially the one in the foreground – did you dye them yourself? =D

  3. emprint Says:

    Thanks, Gonerustic. The only hand dyed fabric is the background and it was dyed by someone else. All other fabrics are commercial.

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