|The Misfits 12" X 20"|
There were some painted flower petals. These three petals didn't match. When something doesn't work, add more! I added more color with pens and colored pencils til they were integrated.
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Then because the brown fabric was laying there from the piece added to Klimt, I used it as a stem.
The big achievement was in cutting a piece of this beautiful background fabric out of yardage, just for this project. I cut real fabric just because it looked pretty laying with the flower. No dithering. It was just lying on the table, not put away yet, and looked good so I cut it.That's not like me.
read about it here) I made an extra print of the quote about creativity, mixed it with another quote and a stamp of leaves, and since it was also laying on the table, it was collaged with the other bits and it looked fine with this misfits piece.
I wanted to make something, all these pieces lying near each other, so I thought, what if I put them together??
I did all the stitching during the quilting phase of the exercise. Two flower petals were heavily painted muslin scraps and the center one was from a piece of some kind of silky fabric I bought at a yard sale long ago. The fabric felt like slinky drapery fabric and cost about 2 dollars for 3 yards so I got it to see how it painted and took dye. It is really fun, wicks the color around like a race car driver running around a track.
I scrunched it up, and began quilting a hot pink rayon thread in striations, scrunch, sew, scrunch, sew.
When it came time to quilt the background I knew I wanted straight intersecting lines. I love Art Deco style.
Remove them as soon as possible as they are sticky. I sometimes cut down painter's tape into thin strips to use like this.
After quilting the lines, I went back and quilted extra lines using the originals as a guide.
There are leaves quilted in next to the stem in several color threads, there are pebbles also.
So the lessons here were
> don't put stuff away, because they will go together into cool art
> decide fast because dithering leads to ufo's
> you can make something beautiful with misfit pieces that someone smart would have thrown away
> if it has gold on it, buy a big piece
Hope you enjoyed the show! I enjoyed the making of it, and it's going to hang in the studio reminding me to just make it!