Remember the aqua piece?
I really love it. Right now I love it more than the Red one I'm still fussing with. Too much red actually but I have a specific goal in mind for these quilts. Anyway...
When I got stuck on the RED piece I pulled out some embellishments and scattered these dragonflies over the aqua piece.
Lends it depth doesn't it? And focus?
Then I found this
so I played with the possibility of it going with the abstracts.
Oh, and Improv is a technique, a way of working. Abstract is more of a noun, the finished style.
Abstraction is a verb, a way of seeing the world.
So I tried it on this
Speaking of the red piece,
This setting was pleasing to me, but
Mr. Not Afraid of Color said it was too Christmas-y to him.
Blink, blink... really?
Now I've auditioned approx. a hundred other reds and patterns including this...
Or mix these two
As I have "just done the work"
meaning going in the studio with the intent to sew, I am seeing a cohesive grouping develop.
A sort of style.
I used to do whimsy most of the time. I still love to laugh at my art (or WITH my art) but I am growing.
The RSC has taken me out of my comfort zone. I like to work in colors of the season. Red would have felt much better in February, and Aqua this month as soft spring colors are all around us.
That being said
Each abstract work teaches me about art:
1. what I like
2. how to achieve a look
3. how colors interact
4. principles of design and their impact
5. the balance of "follow your heart" intuition and the principles of design (line, balance, color, etc) After all...