Sunday, February 07, 2010

"...woke up, it was a Chelsea morning...." Fabric Page

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Woke up, it was a chelsea morning, and the first thing that I heard
Was a song outside my window, and the traffic wrote the words
It came a-reeling up like christmas bells, and rapping up like pipes and drums

Oh, won't you stay
Well put on the day
And we'll wear it till the night comes

Woke up, it was a chelsea morning, and the first thing that I saw
Was the sun through yellow curtains, and a rainbow on the wall
Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you, crimson crystal beads to beckon

Oh, won't you stay
Well put on the day
There's a sun show every second

Now the curtain opens on a portrait of today
And the streets are paved with passersby
And pigeons fly
And papers lie
Waiting to blow away

Woke up, it was a chelsea morning, and the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses

Oh, won't you stay
Well put on the day
And we'll talk in present tenses

When the curtain closes and the rainbow runs away
I will bring you incense owls by night
By candlelight
By jewel-light
If only you will stay

Pretty baby, won't you

Wake up, its a chelsea morning....

Fabric Skinny Page - 4 x 8

This is a new fabric page I made that's almost finished.  I still have yet to add a few lyrics from one of my favorite Joni Mitchell songs "Chelsea Morning."  The rich orange and golden hues of the hand dyed fabric (from Luscious Layers) remind me of a sunrise.  The door is from Paper Whimsy and that  particular shade of blue places  me right back on the  cobblestone streets in Santorini.  Both the paper flower and petite tags which read Dream, Believe, and Wish came as  part of a surprise package I received  from a dear blog friend - Lorraine Stobie.  There are bits of doilies, a button, beads all  intertwined, embroidered and machine stitched over toile  fabric left over from my daughter's wedding veil. 


Heavens2Betsy said...

Absolutely love this piece and, like the song it's very evocative. Really beautiful. My fave Joni song is Blue!

Lenna Andrews said...

Trudi - another gorgeous fabric skinny page! Although i still love mine the best, especially in person. The combination of lyrics and the fabrics is awesome. This is one of my fave joni mitchell songs too!
: ) lenna

The Muse said...

The coloring is rich..
The accouterments are lush...
what is not to love?

Terri Kahrs said...

Absolutely exquisite - both your skinny AND your Joni song. They're perfect together, Trudi! Hugs, Terri xoxo

bockel24 said...

very, very lovely, Trudi!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I am really liking this colour scheme. Thank you for your very kind comments girlfriend.

rivergardenstudio said...

I have been away for awhile but have to tell you that all your new work is gorgous! Especially this Chelsea morning piece... I love it all, the words of the song, the colors, the stiching, all vry beautiful. roxanne

jan said...

This is striking! The colors definitely evoke that Chelsea morning feeling.