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 28, 2013

Art Every Day, Monday, January 28th, 2013

Good Morning,

Here is today's new piece.  Normally I crop the photo so that it looks neat and tidy on all sides, but the bits hanging over the edges of the top and bottom of this piece are playing vital roles so I wanted to show you the whole thing.
Today I wanted to continue playing with embellishments and began this piece by laying out strips of dyed rayon ribbon in a mix of yellow through blue green. Once the ribbon was stitched down, I added the flow of cheesecloth and lightly stitched it in place then glued on the string of bone beads.
I like it overall, but find the placement of the beads a little too predictable.  I might add some more, but, maybe not. I do like how the color in the strips of ribbon are playing off as negative space.  I will likely explore that some more.
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Wow. The very first thing I thought when I saw this, was that the cheesecloth looks like a woman.

I see the upper leftmost piece as her right arm, raised up and behind her head, and then her two legs going off the bottom, even her feet.

I feel like the beads are following the movement of her body, so maybe predictable in that they are where I expect to see them- but I like them where they are.

I am still not quite sure I understand positive/negative space, but this background really pops the figure out in my eyes. It's soothing and flowing, the cool colors are soft.

I like the combination of straight and curvy lines in the background, it is very interesting!