Art Every Day, April 18, 2013
I am so excited to getting back to making art every day. The week I took off while traveling and moving did not feel very good!
I've also re-committed myself to get the work done first thing in the morning - it really makes a difference in how I feel all day long.
Here is today's new piece. It began with a background of yellow green linen which I quilted heavily with an all over pattern of triangles. Next, I ripped a bunch of 1" wide strips from three different blue greens (I really like the yellow green/blue green color combo!). I made the swirls by twisting a strip of fabric and rolling up the first inch or so into a tight swirl then stitching it in place then I continued twisting the fabric strip and winding it around the original small swirl, stitching it in place as I went. I love, love, love how textural the swirls end up and how great the ends look spread out. I finished the piece off with a border of twisted fabrics. The piece has such wonderful physical and visual depth and though it's quite simple and straight forward it is enjoyable to look at.
Now I'm off to finish painting my new studio/gallery,