“Seafoam” 10-1/4" x 13-1/2" (2010). Original design. Hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton threads, interfacing, cotton batting. Thread sketched, free-motion machine quilted. NOT FOR SALE Susan: I created this piece as a sample for an article I wrote for the October/November 2010 issue of Quilting Arts magazine called “Thread Sketching 101, Lesson 4: Focus on Pattern.”
Japanese children make teru-teru-bōzu (てるてる坊主) out of tissue paper or cotton and string and hang them from a window when they wish for sunny weather. ヾ(＾-＾)ノ Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teru_teru_bozu
Mammatus clouds are an intriguing enigma of atmospheric fluid dynamics cloud physics. They’re most commonly observed beneath anvil-shaped thunderclouds. They are formed when ice crystals fall from the cumulonimbus cloud’s anvil. “The ice crystals sublimate, or change from ice to water vapour as they fall, causing the surrounding air to thermodynamically cool. The cooled air becomes negatively buoyant and begins to sink, producing the punched-out look indicative of the mammatus cloud.