Art Every Day, Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thank you to Christa, Chris, Rona, and every one else who is following and commenting. This is becoming such a fun adventure! I'm so glad that you have been joining in on it with me.
Here is today's new piece. For those of you who don't know this horrid little fact, a few years back I tried my hand at designing fabric for one of the big companies. Well, due to a lot of crap along the way, it didn't pre-sell well and they never printed it. However, I still have all of my master prints and have decided to add some of them to these pieces. So, here are some of them at play.
I loved this deep olive,yellow green background. Especially mixed with the lovely melony red accent. The black and white prints were designed from hand carved stamps and are a nice bold design element here. I wanted to explore the element of scale with both the size of the prints as well as the width of the strips. I wish I had placed the strip widths in a different order, with the widest near the middle of the quilt, the narrowest in the middle and the mid size one on the outside. The way it is now makes it very heavy on the right hand side. There is no way that the square on point (which I was trying to use as a focal point) can get as much attention as the bold zig-zaggy print in that widest strip.
All in all the piece is filled with yummy design elements but is just as full of weaknesses in principles. We play, we learn, we live to play another day,