Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
-- Lewis Grizzard
Last summer during a blistering heat wave, I made a garment inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Snow Queen." The top is knit from Lion Brand's Vanna's Glamour®. It's a lovely yarn to work and adds this gorgeous shimmer that shifts with the light - perfect for my Snow Queen Dress. Having recently invested in a large die cutter, I decided to put it to the test. I cut a 100+ cardboard snowflakes which I then embellished. Naturally, no two snowflakes are the same. I painted, rubber stamped and colored with pencil and pen. I glued on sequins, wrapped threads and added small sparkling stickers. The dress became an experiment in how far I could push a mixed media approach.