My niece Meredith took this photo at the shore of Lake Superior. It was a perfect day for relaxing -- warm sun, cool breeze, sound of water gently lapping the shore.
I love the meditative feel it gives by having the stack of rocks in focus and everything else softly out of focus. This brought to mind a page from Stitchscapes by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn, in which they show some sketchbook ideas that combine stones with sea and skyscape.
Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn are incredibly talented, creative, and skilled fiber artists. They have written many books, and they have taught and exhibited in the UK and around the world. Check out this interview with them, which will give you a sense of their artistry.
If you are not familiar with their art -- or even with textile creations that are both fine art and fine craft -- I would encourage you to explore their work.
To that end, we're offering a limited-time special deal. Buy their book Stitchscapes and we'll include their video on DVD Beaney - Littlejohn In Action for only $4.95, more than a $10 savings over our already discounted price.
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