|All the colors so far!|
|even these remind me of flowers!|
I finished the table scraps piece with improv flying geese, and finished the mountain piece top. What an accomplishment to get all the improv sections together into a balanced straight quilt top. I love it but will only show it now when it's finished. The runner will go in next week's link party for Table Scraps at thejoyfulquilter
since we planted flower seeds last Saturday
and I've been practicing color blending and shadows on my calendar pages
I looked again at my older experimental painting on fabric, using inktense pencils. To set the color you add water, dry, and iron
A while back I did a painting video class cutting out vases and pots and applying them to paper, so I just cut them this time from fabric. The original flower piece was on a scrap of muslin, so it wasn't big enough to support the pots. No worries, I just stuck another piece, of what I saw as tile floor fabric along the bottom to look like a patio.
here it is quilted with metallic thread and with turquoise beads sewn on. I used rayon to secure the pots, quilted in a golden leaf design on one pot, appliqued the cutaway from another applique on the brown pot.
Of course when it needed the goddess I saw the original bleeding as her shoulders and had to sketch a head over them! Using prismacolor pencils and inks, she began to emerge... I think she's pretty
|about 8" X 9" "Beautiful Magic"|
It is much larger than the other goddess pieces so far... I let the piece dictate it's size if I can
I fiddle with any art piece til I feel it's done. This time I didn't like the shadow in her eyes so I finished her with a white gel pen for highlights and used different embellishments to give meaning to the piece.
|rayon thread defines flower petals, beads add dimension|
|swirls and metallic thread bring your eye to the butterfly|
To finish the edge, I wanted something kind of rough and organic, like outlining a bed of flowers. I zigzagged first with gold sulky thread, then over that I zig zagged over a double layer of thick gold embroidery thread.
Once I started looking at the painted scrap, and the idea came to me, it took one afternoon to complete.
Of course as I looked at the "finished" piece I decided to add the beads... so that happened the next day.
I am finding that my creative endeavors, painting, drawing, sewing, beading are coming together to inform my mixed media pieces. How fun to see how one art form influences the other.
sorry to tease you with the two improv pieces but their day to shine is coming soon!