Art Every Day, April 1st, 2013
Here is today's piece. After helping my daughter move all day, working all weekend, dealing with a hubby with a nasty flu, I think the bug has bit me too - yuk, my tummy is all rumbly and my whole body hurts. But, I got this baby done.
I started with a stamped, Thistle leaf design, layered it with black and put them both on white then on black batting. I stitched around the Thistle rectangle and black rectangle with red then sectioned out the white background with red too. Then I chose simple yet contrasting designs to stitch in each section. I really like the simplicity of the color way mixed with the complexity of all of the different styles of line. The whisper of red is just enough to break up the black/white contrast. It was fun, but now I think I'll go have a lie down.
P.S. - Hey Anne B, each piece is 9" x 11". They all have at least three layers, but usually more; the bottom layer is backing fabric next is a layer of either black or dye painted batting then a base surface is added and anything that is a design element goes on top of that. Mostly I'm making them to learn commitment and the importance of practicing art making. I'm also finding that they make for good teaching conversation here on the blog and in loads of other situations. My hope is to show them in various different venues once I've completed all 365 of them (just another 274 to go) and to write a book about the whole experience.