The Living Room, In The Forest In My Living Room

I’ve been drawing little tables next to a chair or couch, with a lamp and books on them for years.  I don’t seem to get tired of them, not in life or in my drawings.

I’ve been looking at the pink couch and bird on the white quilt hanging in my studio for so long when I finally started adding the rest of the images to the fabric painting, it almost looked out of place.  But the piece was never about just the couch.

First I stitched a line drawing of the table, lamp and books.

Then I added the bird.  The first bird I stitched was too small.  So I used my seam ripper to take out the stitches.  The second one wasn’t in the right position.  So that one had to go too.  The third one was just right.

The blue of the table comes from a vintage hankie. I sewed a bead on for the drawer pull.  The books, cup, and lamp base are thread and marker.  And the lampshade, fabric.

I’ll paint the bird as I did the first one.  I’m not sure if it will be the same color or not. After that, I’m there will be a tree, although I can’t quite picture what it will look like yet, or what it will be made from.  The vine will continue to grow…

6 thoughts on “The Living Room, In The Forest In My Living Room

  1. I really like this one a lot. The carpet reminds me of the green cover of Walt Whitman’s 1855 Leaves of Grass. And the blue table reminds me of Van Gogh’s Arles interiors.

  2. So delightful! I want more of this kind of thing–if that suits you. : ) So cozy. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  3. Your painting is very inviting! I can imagine cozying up on the couch with one of the books, reading by lamp light as the bird song brings me to that peaceful quiet place of “home”. Beautiful and inspiring!

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