Although the calendar says spring begins tomorrow, the forecast is for another 3-5 inches of wet snow! We've had a little spring-like weather (sunny with temps close to 50) and a lot of the snow has melted, but it still feels very wintry for the most part.
So I continue to make progress on spring-y art, as you can see above. I decided the leaves needed some additional depth so I sponged some paint over the sheer fabric and added some stipple stitching. I also opted to layer and quilt this piece so the sky would recede a bit and the tree and birds would come forward. I did simple wavy lines to bring to mind soft breezes, migration, and flight. I'm debating whether or not to add blossoms to the tree. I like the way the pink flowers reflect the sky in the lower portion, and the added dimension they bring to the piece. Maybe I'll keep them. Any opinions?
I can't take up too much more time finishing this up - if I'm going to cover the entire box myself I'll need to finish up two or three more of these PDQ!
Follow up: Thanks for the suggestion, Vivien! Here's a shot of the piece without the blossoms:
I think it makes the tree recede into the background, so the birds and nest become the main focus. I'll need to mull it over a little longer...