Art Every Day, Thursday, March 21, 2013
Well another session of shooting video is over and I'm exhausted.
Here is today's new piece and it was made as a response to both need and want. It is raw edge, reverse applique which I made because I needed another sample of for my shoot today. And, I wanted to work on my visual/spatial skills. Because I don't like/want/enjoy marking my quilts for quilting and in addition to constantly working on my stitching skill set, I'm always trying to get better at design. One of the design skills that I want to improve is how I fill space with a design, making sure that the designs that I choose fit the space well and work with each other.
I'm quite pleased with the placement of the fish with the sea grasses and I like the scale of the fishes tail to his body and his fins to the tail. I also like the quilting in the negative space. I love the multi-warm-colored fish too. It was the perfect fabric to place behind the blue/green water and show off that fishy.
Now, I've got three days of local teaching ahead. Apparently there is no rest for the wicked!