Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Art Every Day, 1/07/13,

With today's piece, I was exploring the manipulation of line.  The stamped flower is very line based. I wanted to see what would happen to those lines if I separated them; how much of the continuity would be lost, if the motif would be lost or feel incoherent. And, as usual, I also wanted to see how the stitch line played out against the shapes in the foreground. 
I am quite please with how well the flower motif held it's own even when separated by about 3/8" and with how well the quilting done in the yellow green portion helps it act like a frame around the flower print. 
Mostly, I really like the organic mushiness of the monks cloth and cheese cloth along the bottom and how the vintage glass buttons play on top of it and it's strange but strong relationship with the large square motifs above it.  Color is so powerful. It even managed to cohere these two very diverse design elements. 
It's a great start to the day.
Till tomorrow,
Heather 

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

This one is kind of like looking through a window, which is why I think my eye doesn't mind the lines through the floral design.

What a great example of repetition- the green glass buttons mirroring the green square behind the flower- and a great testament to how repetition and also size/scale can really tie a piece together.

I feel like I am starting to sound like a broken record saying that I love the color combinations of all of these. But I AM loving seeing the colors work together!

I remember you saying in our color class something to the effect that it is immature to say you don't like a certain color, and I didn't really understand what you meant at the time.

Now, however, I believe I do. Color isn't just something you see- but such an incredible tool that can be used in so many ways.