Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Art Every Day, Friday, April 19, 2013

Good Morning,
I had so much fun with yesterday's twisted fabric spirals that I just had to do another one today.  I also had a small group of toned, blue violet fabrics that i had been dying to use.  So, I layered up a background and did some simple quilting then I cut up the swirl fabric making sure to get some strips that had ruffles on them and stitched up the large swirl.  The ruffled fabric strips made the swirl even more textural than the plain strips and I love the way it looks in the tail.
I like this piece.  Its simple and has interesting depth and it really shows off the fabrics.
Now, off to work, playing with a private student today and working on the sample for one of my new classes, Hippie Couture.
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Ooh, offset balance, that's a toughie for me. lol Not kidding- I tend to prefer symmetry and find assymetry uncomfortable. Not that I don't like it- it just makes me squirm a little. lol

Boy, this has great textures all over the place! I just love those linens- the more open weaves of them really show their lines and allow for a little freedom in their direction.

The embroidered cotton is so pretty and quilting around it is not only simple but really brings each of the intricate circles forward and allows their details to show through.

And the swirl. Oh, the swirl! What a difference the ruffled fabric makes! The middle looks like a rosebud- and the twists as you move out are so much more pronounced than in yesterdays swirls. How very beautiful!

Again, the variations in the dyes, the lights and the darks, really give wonderful dimension and depth, making the darker areas seem further back and the lighter areas seem closer to us.

That's such a trick of the eye- we know that the swirl sits on the top layer, yet it's rich texture and deeper color makes it appear as if it is a hole, going down into the layers of this, and when I look for a few seconds, the very middle of it looks VERY deep. I love that.

The black batting is very rich behind these luscious cool blue violets and even seems to bring out some emphasis in the edges of the swirl- not only in bits of the swirl itself, but along the flat part that draws our eye across and out.