Art Every Day, Tuesday February 5, 2013
Well, I'm finally getting around to posting today's work. I had to get up at the un-godly hour of 6:30 this morning to get it done before going off to my first day of Boot Camp - exercise that is. What a horrifying thing to do to ones body! But I digress, our trainer A.J. is a doll and though the hour kicked my big ass, I know it's good for me (I know it is, I know it is) so, along with learning the discipline of making art every day, I am adding the discipline of exercising regularly too. Maybe this is what growing up is supposed to feel like!
Anyway, as for today's piece, I needed to get it done fast, but I wanted to learn too. So I began with black batting and laid four different white fabrics that have some of my stamped designs printed on them in black, down. It's a stark black/white contrast has lots of energy. I quilted the background really simply with white thread. Then I ripped some long strips of brightly colored fabrics, tied them with a piece of green selvedge fabric then twisted them and couched them down. I like the arrangement of the colored strips and I am quite pleased with the gentle contrast of the small color on the big black and white ground. I do wish that I had looked at it from a few feet away before I stitched the color down because I would have originated it in the opposite corner because I think the black and white flower print is fighting for attention. All in all though, it was a good morning.