Art Every Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Good Morning, Very Early Morning,
Here is today's new piece. I made it on Sunday. I used a piece of stitched Shibori Indigo that I made last year. It is laid on top of a stark white which in turn is laid on top of a blue dye painted batting. I used some of the excess indigo for the two strips along the bottom.
Though you can barely see it, I stitched the Shibori circle in the blue using a matching thread. It is stitched in the negative space inside the circle as well as the blue negative space which allows the white to really pop of of the surface. The white background is stitched with an 1/8th inch micro stipple to quiet it down and make it sit behind the blue which is not what white wants to do. I choose two rather decorative stitch styles for the blue bars to bring them to the forefront as much as I could.
I really like the chilly calm of this piece and it was nice to finally use some of my indigo, albeit a tiny piece! Well, now I'm off to bed then an early rise and off I go to Baton Rouge.