Art Every Day, January 13, 2013,
As I laid in bed this morning (can't really sleep in, but I can laze about) all I could think about was all the stuff I am behind on; dyeing, packaging, house work, bills. Seems I have always been behind. After a few moments of self pity, I turned my attention to my day and decided that all of those things could wait and I would get up, do my daily art piece then finish a new sample that is two weeks late and then - begin a new piece that is begging for my attention.
Today's piece is a response to my wanting to play. I stuck with the warm/cool color way because all of those fabrics were on my cutting table but instead of messing about with lots of different shapes I decided to do what I love most and concentrate on the quilting, specifically my "dream tree". I've been doodling this dormant Oak tree since I was about ten and it is the first shape I ever mastered in free motion quilting. Here I present it as a simple landscape with a moody, cool sky and deep warm ground. The early evening moon adds a nice nuance to the sky. I finished it in about 40 minutes. If my inks weren't at the studio, I would have time to color in the tree.
Hope you have a great day,
P.S. Thanks to both Steph and Christa for your comments, interest and feedback. I so appreciate them!