I've been wanting to do this for a very long time. Finally, tonight, without much forethought, I started slicing. The background is a small piece of Mountain Mist White Gold 100% cotton fusible batting. I don't generally fuse and even if I wanted to, all my fusibles are at the studio. It just seemed easier to iron the fabric to the batting, then free-motion sew it down. So that's what I did.
The point, of course, was to capture the essence of my woods without reproducing them. I haven't worked like this in 10 years and it felt good to get back to this pared-down method. I have many photos of my woods but not the original of this one; only the black and white version below. Is this the beginning of a series? Who knows? In any case, I am pleased with the way the piece above turned out and will let it sit on my wall till I decide what to do with it. In the meantime, it comforts me.