I needed to sew yesterday.
When I need to sew, I don't necessarily want to work on a project, or learn anything, or achieve anything.
I began by pulling out the most overstuffed scrap bin, the greens. Tiny little scraps of green in fact. I made these...
I made three strip sets, very ragged on the top and bottoms.
I free-cut some curves with a longer scrap strip and joined two, then the three into the piece you saw at the top.
I worked on it oriented like this the whole time...
But then turned it just to see if it might look better...
I like to see something representational.
Now I want to finish it, so I am looking at possible borders...
how about this brown batik?
or this speckled one
|boy the color got washed out on this pic!|
When I work on abstract pieces, I must see something in them or the experience is flat to me.
I do love trees, and recently wrote a poem about two trees See the drawing and poem HERE
I plan to use darkest brown threads to quilt the trunks heavily. Sparkling blues to hint at water streams.
It goes into my abstract nature series.
So far I have loved each one and I started them as a learning exercise in abstraction, with the plan to sell them all.
Now I'm not sure about selling them.
"I am still learning" , said Michaelangelo
What do you think?
On my design wall this morning