Saturday, June 29, 2013

Onions as art supplies

We are having a bit of a heat wave here in the West, this is our second triple digit day and we have  more to come.  Earlier in the week we had highs in the 60's and 70's, today our morning low was almost 80. I'm sure glad we installed central air a few years ago.

A couple of days ago I was cutting up onions and noticed the rings had some interesting variations.

So I sacrificed a few, got out the black paint and used them to make some prints.

Then took my favorites to the copier and enlarged them many times.

The plan now is to make a  thermofax screen or two and print some fabric. The wavy concentric rings remind me of the rock formations that I was so enamored with on our trip in May. I know that I need to incorporate the concentric wavy lines into some art work but an idea has not gelled yet, so I'm collecting images for the time being.

Daily stitching updates; 365 Red Circles #175 - #180

Indigo and Rust #103 - #108

Weekly stitching #26 and a close up

I'll be linking this post to Off the wall Friday and I'll probably spend part of my afternoon checking out the other blogs.


  1. What a great design idea....onions....who knew?!?

  2. love your little lollipop stitches! are they a straight stitch with a french knot over the end, or a coral stitch?

    1. Hi Kathy, They are a pistil stitch, it's done like a french knot, but stretched out.

  3. I was wondering the same thing as Kathy. They are delightful! Love your onion prints, too.

  4. The onion prints should make great thermofax screens. And as usual, I love your stitches.

  5. Ooh, I love everything you are doing. I especially love the red circles stitchery - awesome!

  6. Your blue and pink pistil stitches remind me of 'people' from the board game Life.

    Your really curvy onions are great. I can hear you in the kitchen, oh!!! These would be great!!