Here she is! Earth Sentinelle in earth colours (the Australian outback is always depicted in reddish colours) sporting kangaroo paw as her decoration because the shape of the flower is so distinctive and kind of strange and very Australian ( it was discovered by french Botanist Jacques-Julian Houton de Labillardiere in 1792 in South Western Australia)
I wasn't expecting to make another sentinelle- but here she is ready to be photographed for the catalogue I am making- she is really the most Australian one together with the ochre one, and I am surprised she just kind of came from nowhere as if to remind me what it was, I was trying to say when I embarked on this sentinelle journey.I was trying to make sense of the place where I find myself as well as express my concerns about environment and the world. Everything just came together as well-I used the last of my gold ink, the last of my iridescent blue ink, in each case there was not a smidgen left over, the last of my bobbin fill, the last of the thread for the quilting on the outside which did run out but serendipitously I had another cob of thread in which one of the variegating colours was the same so you can barely see the difference, my machine behaved beautifully- I often run two machine embroidery threads through the top of my machine and it does create some tension problems- this time I forgot to put my feed dogs down and wonder whether that might be the reason for the better behaviour. I think of her as Lady Serendipity- doing the work and other happy accidents do happen.