Thursday, March 4, 2010

Deep Blue Sea

When I think of blue I think of the ocean and I take a deep wistful sigh. While I was in Hawaii a few years ago I went snorkeling. I loved looking all the amazing fish and coral. However my heart still skips a beat when I think about almost swimming head first into a turtle. She was so beautiful and after we got over the shock of almost running into each other she seemed as curious about me as I was about her. It was a miraculous moment for me.

I created the turtle using a photograph that I printed onto tissue paper. After the tissue paper was sprayed with three layers of finishing spray, I crumpled it several times and then fused it to fabric. This along with the coral was then machine appliqued to the background. The crumpled tissue paper adds a very nice texture to the turtle.


  1. I love it, Lisa! I know what you mean about swimming with the turtles in Hawaii. An awesome experience.

  2. This is just too cool! I love the imagery, and will have to try your idea of printing on tissue paper sometime. It sounds like your experience with the turtle was like mine with the manatees in Florida- an experience difficult to describe unless you've been there!