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!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Art Every Day, Tuesday, April 17, 2013

Good Morning,
I'm back! What a trip, lots of great students and many, many miles on the road. Got home late Sunday night and spent Monday and Tuesday packing up the studio in Golden and moving it to my new place in downtown Denver.  Sat down to make this piece this morning and realized that not only did I not have a single pair of scissors in the house (packed them all for my trip and they are now at the new studio), but remembered that my machine is acting up too.
So, for what it's worth, here's my return to every day art.  It began with a lovely toned red orange linen which I quilted with a curvy, double crosshatch.  then I grabbed some hand dyed ribbon and threw it on top and loved the way it looked all crinkled and drapey so I used the fabric squares with iron on adhesive on the back to hold down the ribbon then stitched the squares down with a square swirl.  
I like the simplicity and the three dimensionality as well as the movement and color.  It was nice to get back in front of the machine!
Now I'm off to paint the new studio!
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Welcome back! I missed you and your blogging! Glad to know you had a good trip and that you are moved in to the new space, I can't wait to see it.

This has lovely depth to it! The red orange is a nice, soft background for the squares and the floaty ribbon.

It's fun to see that parts of the ribbon really come forward and others sit back, depending on what color it is, and where it is in relation to one of the squares.

Even though all of the squares are on the same layer, they do appear different, also depending on their color.

This piece also has luscious texture, with the frayed edges of the linen, the variations in the color of the linen, and even the softness of the ribbon shows because of the delicate way it flows over the background.

This is colorful and graceful. Very yummy!