I spot him sitting on the poles that were historically used to careen boats, or stalking silently and measured through the shallows, or hear him croak as he flaps slowly off when we have surprised him as we walk the dog.
And so, herons are influencing my work more than a little lately. They are making their graceful, watchful way onto my design wall.
This smaller work is 12" x 24" and is titled 'With Little Noise'. It's named so because the time of night I usually see my fishing friend is that quiet time when the car ferry has stopped, the streets are dark and everybody else is in the warm and light inside.
I've tried to convey that dark, restful aesthetic with this piece. The simplicity of it reminds me a little of Japanese work.
The grey ombre fabric, the stems and the binding are my hand-dyed fabric, the rest are commercial batiks and a commercial solid.
And as always, I'd love to hear your feedback and what the quilt makes you think and feel.