I'm so happy with the way this discovery is heading. The first pic is the piece of opportunity (thrift) fabric that I began this painting on. I love the interplay of painting into the design, drawing and embellishing with vintage finds. This piece of lace is guiper lace from my mums wedding dress. She was married in winter and the complete dress and train were made from this lace. It was incredibly heavy! I loved the lace so much that we used the lace from mums train to make my wedding dress with....I have a few tiny pieces left over and I dyed this magical piece of fabric empheria. The grayscale drawings are my intepretation of one of the motifs in the lace. The other thing I love about this artwork is that I can still see traces of the pattern through the painted layers.