Art Every Day, Monday, March 4, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It couldn't be more different from yesterday's work!
I had started a much larger piece using some of these components but it just wasn't working for me, so, I pulled them off of the larger background and reworked them into this much smaller piece. It's verging on being over crowded, but I kind of like all the centralized activity. Because the colors in the focal points are so similar to the colors in the background, it sort of mellows the focal points a bit and homogenizes them into the negative space. Everything is quilted very simply with top stitching in the focal points and not to small stippling in the background so as not to compete with the foreground. I really enjoy looking at this colorway. It is at once gentle and energetic.
I leave tomorrow for a week long trip to Baton Rouge to teach at the Gulf States Quilting Seminar so, after lots of self talk/discussion, I realized that it would be impossible for me to make art each day as I drive and teach in a different city. However, I want/must have a piece for every day this year, not just for this blog but because I want to use them for an art installation and a book. So, to that end, I have pre-made the pieces for the next 7 days. I will continue to call them art every day, but I will add a note with the date they were actually done. I hope this decision doesn't disappoint any one too badly.