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!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Art Every Day, 1/3/13

Good morning everyone.  Here is today's little art installation. I was bragging yesterday at the studio about how excited I am to have culled all of the commercial fabrics and stuff I really don't need from my home studio.  Low and behold, what I needed this morning to make this piece - I did not have.  I use Fine Fuse or Misty Fuse as an iron on adhesive - but alas, it has no release paper and I did not have a Teflon pressing sheet or any parchment paper in my studio at home. They were all here at the studio in Golden. So, this piece took me a little bit longer than I thought it would, 'cause I had to hand cut the adhesive separately from the fabrics pieces - laborious! 
But, all said and done, I really like this piece.The triadic color way is working beautifully and the interaction between the circular shapes, the long blue lines, the organic yellow shape and the horizontal stitching lines in the negative space are just what I was trying to achieve.
This little experiment of making art each morning is giving me benefits that I just didn't expect.  I feel on fire. Not just creatively, but in every aspect of my life. Go Me!
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Yeah, go you!!!!

I love this piece too! And though I am far from an expert on anything colour, I kept looking at it and finding myself amazed that that big splash of yellow didn't overpower anything!

It is a very balanced-feeling piece. Everything just flows- and there is such harmony, though there are so many interesting elements to take time to look at.