I got a thread-painting lesson over the weekend (thanks, Jenny!) and added a bit of it to this picture. She showed me how to use 2 layers of a water-soluble solvy material, with tulle in the middle, and build up lots of layers.
So, while it really doesn't look anything like the original picture, it was fun, fast, and easy (except for the thread sketching, which took a while to do). Lots of people make smaller sample pieces before committing to a larger piece, and I think I'll start doing that, too.
Another topic--totally different. Jane Sassaman has a new book out, Patchwork Sassman Style, and there have been about 100 giveaways this month on blogs, but I gave up trying to win and actually bought the book last week. For the past 2 years or so, I've been buying her fabric on clearance on-line and in stores, wherever I saw it.