Sweet, Sweet Breath of Air
Sweet, Sweet Breath of Air by Erica Dodge of Livingston, Texas
I made the background by needlefelting wool roving mixed with Angelina fibers.The face was appliquéd and machine free motioned embroidered. The hair is single stripes of fabric that were soaked in fabric stiffener and draped over a dowel to form a curl then hand sewn onto the head.
Air is the most vital element to us. Without air we cease to exist. I have suffered from asthma all my life, but this summer I experienced the worst attack of my life. There were several days when I was sure I wouldn't be able to take a breath without wheezing and coughing. This picture came to me when I was beginning to feel better. It shows the joy of taking a deep breath.