Friday, May 6, 2016
This one was put aside because I was not sure it was dynamic enough. I think it might work for the Dinner@Eight challenge. I would call it Dye Patterns or something like that. All the fabrics are different types of surface design with dye. I am thinking maybe I can give it more life with some added elements that will create even more patterns. The two circles and vertical strip of white print are just pinned in place on the design wall as I consider my options.
I apologize for the quality of the photo. I did not have my SLR and was using my tablet. The tablet is a great tool for working through imagery on the design wall, but the photos are too low res for the web.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This piece is one that was originally printed with the idea of slicing between the printed rows and inserting contrasting strips. I never intended it as a whole cloth piece. However, once finished, I fell in love with it as a whole cloth rectangle. I don't care for it nearly so much as a square. I have thought about cutting it into quarters and rotating them to make something a little more dynamic. I think I could use some daring colors on the inserts to make it come alive, too. I am reluctant to cut it up, but I can probably man up and do it. .......
More choices coming up.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Usually, I have something done well in advance of the entry date, but this year I have barely been in the studio, and when I have been in the studio I am working in Mixed media - not fabric, and not making anything even remotely right for the theme or size.
A few months ago, I began pulling UFO's out of the drawers and closet to see if I might have something already on the way to meeting the criteria and satisfying my critical eye.
This is one of the first things I came across. Probably printed this 4 years ago or more. It is appealing because it measures 40 x 40". It is problematic because it will be smaller after quilting and I don't see a border being beneficial to this design. I put this one away, but recently pulled it out again, along with some other possibilities - which I will present here on the blog this week.
I usually do not solicit input, but I am really not "into" the process this time around. Input welcome.
I think I can do better than this.