Ice, sky, water

The ice started to go out of the little lake about a week ago.

 shoreline ice

shoreline ice

Have you ever noticed how the wind etches a large scale water-like pattern on the icy surface of a pond? You can see this when the winter is short on snow, as this one has been.

 wind etched pattern on ice

wind etched pattern on ice

I'm seeing water everywhere.

 clouds as water

clouds as water

For several years now I've wanted to make a naturalistic repeating water pattern. I finally got down to it. This will repeat horizontally. It was very tricky to register. I had so much trouble so rather than drive myself crazy I decided to allow the pattern to drift about 1/4" upwards to the right with each "print," which will make it look more naturalistic anyway. To accommodate my imprecision, I made sure the shapes at top and bottom of stencil have no straight edges.

 water stencil appro 24"x8" not including border © Kit Eastman

water stencil appro 24"x8" not including border © Kit Eastman