I have finally finished filling in the background. I think it was not too difficult, but would have been easier if I was working larger than 18x24" Also, since I had to wait for the correct fabric colors until I could see my sister, I started filling in the background in a sort of random way. It would have been better to start with the sun (or the middle) and worked my way out from there.
But whatever, I am very pleased with the result. The colors make me very happy, although they are a bit brighter in this picture than in real life.
This is just a reminder of my inspiration photo.
And so, now to fill in that fiddly tree.
For this part, I am actually building right onto my drawing. I don't think it will matter if the marker lines transfer to this fabric as it is so dark.
I have been doing a branch a day, roughly. It's no so bad, cutting out these curlicues, as I thought it would be. I'm at that point, seems like it happens at lease once during the construction process, where I have to ignore that little voice of discouragement and keep plodding on. We've all been there. I've been there before and I know it will happen again. Useless little voice. Why don't you go play somewhere else?