After lunch today, I set aside the hazelnut design and started playing with wheat. Wheat fields are so beautiful to drive by. They have such a uniform look, so perfect in height, such a soft appearance. To watch the flow of wind through a yellow ripened field…ahhhh, just lovely on a summers day. Of course, if you grind up those grains and force me to consume them, all hell breaks loose in my body! Yes, I’m a true Celiac diagnosis. At least I can appreciate the beauty of the fields as they mature in our area of Oregon.
Creating the hand-cut paper panel of Wheat is going to be a bunch of work! Lots of skinny lines and tight areas to cut. I’ll keep progressing forward and see what comes out. The above image is a small practice piece to see how it feels to cut the grains. I think it will end up looking pretty good.
Happy Friday and start to a long holiday weekend!