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Collection: An Autumn Selection
Featuring a newish release: 'An inky blue wash on the scales'. Thanks so much everyone for your faves, comments, purchases & project pictures - so much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved
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Terroir terraria. Entry in the Terrariums Contest. Chalk on paper. © Su Schaefer 2014
Terroir terraria. My entry in the Terrariums Contest - and thanks to everyone who voted and put this design in the Top 100 with 78 votes (90th out of 174 total entries). The proof printed nicely - see the 2nd thumbnail above - double click gives a clearer view. Another colorway 'Terroir terraria on white' has a light background.
© Su Schaefer 2014
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'Terroir' can be loosely translated as 'a sense of place' and the way certain qualities of a place are expressed in its products e.g., wine, coffee, and more recently, cheese (Wikipedia). Here I'm using 'terroir' to describe the fabulous red soils of desert Australia, and a 'product' of recent changes in artesian water storage levels which results in visually elegant (but sad to see) mature dead trees. These were a striking aspect of recent travels in the outback and called to me to work them into a design.
Chalk on paper, half-drop repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric: 514 ppi, Wallpaper: 600, Gift wrap: 696 ppi]
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Very happy with how this printed - and it is even better than it looks here, as my camera did not pick up some of the subtle differences - clearly visible in the print - in the colors of the terracotta earth that the trees are embedded in.
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Posted about 2 years ago.
Amy thanks so much for your wonderful comments and feedback on this design! Very very much appreciated!
Su, this design is just so beautiful with such a lovely flow....you are such a great artist!
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Thanks very much to all who voted for my design - I was so happy to be listed in the Top 100 in 90th place (out of 174 total entries) with 78 votes, I very much appreciate every one of them!
Thank you so very much Shirley, Lisa and Cal! Your wonderful comments and feedback are really appreciated, encouraging and motivating. I love your glass idea Cal - you're so good at picking designs for that media, again I feel I really need to investigate it. Thanks again, everyone!
So beautiful Su! Almost mid-century modern in design but I especially am moved by the message. Am thinking how powerful this would be as an exhibit with real glass, deceptively elegant and decorative at first glance with such tragic undertones.
I really like the elegant pattern created by your terrariums. And they really pop out against the dark background. Lovely!
Powerful with its simple message. It should stand out among so many beautiful images that have been entered.
Thanks so much for your great comment Celia, very much appreciated!
This is a really striking design. Really makes you look at it twice!
Thank you all so very much Rhonda, Susan and Lisa! I am so moved by your faves, comments, and feedback on this design and its story - I can't tell you how much, I am actually lost for words (not my normal state!). Thank you again to everyone who's taken the time to tell me how it touches you.
An amazing design, and your story about the loss of water killing the trees makes the impact even stronger. The luminous quality of the sky is just stunning!
Amazing. And I love that you have a story behind it.
Wow Su! You have used some very powerful imagery in this design! The way you have depicted these stark skeletal silhouettes of dead trees standing sentinel in the midst of an arid landscape is brilliant! The perilous beauty and vastness of the desert landscape is encapsulated in these glassy terrariums!
Thanks very much Jill, Rebel and Sheila for your comments and feedback. Western Qld would be very similar country, Reel, and I'm touched by what you say, that really means a lot to me - thanks so much.
Lovely design, Su. It reminds me of the landscape I see when I visit my brother in western Qld. It's great when a design can tell a story or evoke memories and look good at the same time! Good luck.
Great design! I love the graphic quality also:)
Thanks so much Deborah for your much appreciated feedback, and it sounds like we share a common landscape (or at least features of it) even tho' we're on two different continents...
Thanks so much Boo - so true about that gorgeous soil that will grow anything: just add water - in fact the whole area (from Bourke to Tibooburra, down to White Cliffs & Cobar) had just had rain and it was as green as I've ever seen it. And no, didn't make it out of NSW, if and when we do - you're on the list!
I really like how you turned the idea for the terrarium contest inside out, Su. So original and very representative of lands affected by drought. After looking at your photos on Flickr, I'm struck by how much some of the landscape in Australia resembles southwestern Oklahoma. Great design.
A wonderful (though sad) description for a lovely fabric. Thanks for the close up, great to see that detail... the gorgeous clouds and the sad tree in that red red soil that will grow anything... provided it has the ever precious water!!! (I hope you didn't swing past Darwin without saying hello? ;-P )
Thanks so much for your great comments Sylvie, Kim, Angela and Vo! I especially like the idea of this being hauntingly lovely Kim - and of sneaking up on you Vo - thanks so much for these descriptions and feedack.
What a great design that sneaks up on you!
Lovely choice of landscapes to represent. I love the contrast of the colors and textures!
Hauntingly lovely, Su.
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Great design Sue and I love the story behind it :-)
Thanks so much for your positive and helpful comments Tina and Alex, very much appreciated!
Beautiful! Love the strong graphic quality to the repeat.
Wow Su, this is so amazing! I love the graphic interpretation and the story behind the mature dead trees! The slight variations in the sky give it so much interest! Gorgeous!
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