Art Every Day, Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wow, what a day. something new and different at every turn. Soon I will be telling you all about some really exciting news; well, exciting for me, I hope it excites you too. Till then, here is today's new piece.
Because I've got my fingers in so many pies, I often need to accomplish several goals with one piece. I'm getting ready to shoot some more quilting videos next week and one of the topics I will be covering is reverse applique. So, this piece features some. I began with some dark green dye painted batting. I topped it with a dark, tone of violet and topped that with this hand painted batik in rich orange and greens (a lovely triadic combination). I stitched the batik in white inside the drawn, white lines. Then, I stitched curlicues and flower buds in the negative orange space. I then cut out the orange fabric from the flower buds to reveal the violet below.
I like looking at it in person because I can see all of the stitching in the orange background, but I like it less in the photograph because that stitching is somewhat lost and the violet buds look a little out of place. I now wish that I had stitched the background in a toned violet which would have linked the buds. But of course, that may have fought with the leaves too. Oh well, you win some, you loose some and tomorrow is another day....... to make more art!