Elysian relates to a heaven or paradise, I found these little fields of heaven in my local area next to the Skate Park!
I wanted to take a picture of these fantastic wild poppy areas for sometime but the weather has always been either raining or too windy. I am planning on using the photos as inspiration for some floral impressionistic embroidery.
I experimented with an old bookmark I had made previously rather then use up some unused fabrics.
I managed to find some scraps left from old evening dresses that I had made sometime ago,the pink silk has the same vibrancy as the poppies. For the stems I used back stitch but did the back stitch on the wrong side so the stems look more natural and unkempt on the front.
I am pretty pleased with the results so I am going to have a go on some larger pieces of fabric.
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