Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
It took me a long time to develop my ideas for this verse. How do I visualize 'elders' ? Or do I focus on the appearance in the burning bush? Or on the covenant God, all knowing and never forsaking?
I decided to more focus on : ...I have surely visited...and seen. Meaning: -seen their misery, -to take notice, -pay attention.
And then also try showing what has been done to the Israelites in Egypt + the context of the exodus out of Egypt to the Land flowing with milk and honey.
A few elements I wanted to include: bricks (slave labour of the Israelites), land of milk and honey, and possibly a map. After reading an article about using used teabags, I thought it would be nice if I could draw Egyptian images on tea bags and cut them into brick shapes.
These are the kind of words I scribble in my sketch book:
bricks, city, camels, desert, slaves, pyramids, papyrus, burning bush, stitch flames?, print map on fabric of papyrus?, paint left hand dark, print on papyrus?
Colours: clay, dark blue,gold, earthy, honey, cream.
I then went on exploring how to transfer maps onto fabric.
The problem I face with printing a map to A4 size is that my quilt size is bigger, so I have gaps which I need to 'fill'. How to solve that? I think I am going to use my inktense pencils to make some fabrics in blue (for the Egyptian side) and some creamy/yellow (for the top right Canaan side).