Art Every Day, Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It is very different from what I've been doing the past few days. It began with the dark gray, dye painted Antimacassar (isn't that a weird thing to call a doily?). I really liked it against the red velvet. I threw in some hand stamped black and white and added the pale yellow batting and bright yellow silk noil for some added zing (as if it needed it). With the exception of the red circles on the yellow silk, I kept the quilting to a simple minimum and let the fabrics do the work for me. After it was all stitched I realized that it was so heavy on the right hand side that I needed to add some red to the left hand side. I ripped a strip of red cotton hand dye, twisted it and couched it on. It sort of saved the day, but I'm still not sure that I like the piece. It's a lot to take in, in such a small piece. It's got a real modern feel crossed with a little Native American influence. It's boldness seems a bit brash - sort of like mine!