Art Every Day, February 26, 2013
I woke up in the middle of the night, last night, and couldn't sleep so I made this piece for today. I managed to get back to sleep but then overslept and had to run out the door at eight this morning to make it to boot camp. Managed to remember to bring the piece and my computer but forgot the camera. So, now that I'm home I can finally get this baby up.
I began the piece with some fabulous Mexican Yute that I had dyed this lovey indigo color. I laid it on top of some green dye painted batting then quilted it in a 1/2" grid. Then I cut out circles of various sizes and hollowed them out and layered them so that they look like they are floating across the blue surface.
All of the circles are warm or warmish in color, so I quilted them in ways that would help create multidimensionality. The circles that I wanted to sit the farthest back, I quilted with 5-6 rounds of stitch. The circles that I wanted to sit closest to the viewer are stitched simply around the perimeter and the center and the circles that I wanted to sit in the mid plane have three rows of stitch. I'm rather pleased with the depth.
Here's hoping for a better night sleep tonight!