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, February 4, 2013

Art Every Day, Monday February 4, 2013

Good Morning,
Here is today's new piece.  I don't really like it.  Not at all happy with the large triangle.  My hope was to trump color which I feel like I succeeded with.  The light, cool blue violet circles are physically on top of the yellow orange strip and after quilting they visually remain on top.  Note how the two partial circles that are not on top of the wide yellow orange strip look as though they are deeper in the design field than the full circles are.  It's a great depth illusion. 
It continues to be a real trip working with nothing but fabrics and other products that I've dyed.  I feel such a personal connection to each piece.  
I really like the yellow orange edge finish that I did on this one.  It's made from twisting strips of the yellow orange fabric and couching it on.  By the way, that fabric is made from pineapple - cool huh!

Till tomorrow,


Christa Irell said...

I really like the variety of fabrics and quilting here. The rouched (?) ribbon is a great touch on the large triangle.

I think the triangle serves as some depth perception as well as drawing the eye across the piece into the unknown. Nice touch letting it escape out beneath the edge!

Another perspective I see it from is going from right to left, where the triangle seems like a beam of light coming from afar, and lighting up what I imagine is a ring around a planet or something.

I think using the partial circles like that to create depth is brilliant, it looks so very cool!

Pleasing color combination as well :)

Cathy R said...

And before I scrolled down, I said to myself "This is my favorite one yet!!"

Guess that it takes all kinds to perceive a world.

There are definitely multiple planes in this one. I'm going to stare at it some more to determine if the big triangle is on the same plane as the upper circles. It looks a little "deeper" to me, but it is one of those that is switching back and forth also...