Art Every Day, Friday June 21/Saturday, June 22,
I actually made this yesterday and ran out of time before my private student arrived then as soon as I was done with her I had to set up and host our 3rd Friday event at the gallery. Then, I told myself I would just take it home at the end of the evening (9:30) and get it uploaded then. Well, I forgot both it and my camera at the gallery and was not going back for it. So here it is now!
I began by laying yellow green and blue strips of hand dyed fabric down on a violet batting. Both fabrics have jacquard circles on them. Then I ripped squares in solid white, orange, watermelon, blue violet and a scrap of hand painted. I layered those every-which-way on top of the strips of fabric and stitched it all down using a light, bright very yellow, yellow green. I used wiggle, horizontal lines in the blue background and stitched around the circles and stippled in the green background. Both the blue violet and white squares got a stitched fan-like treatment and the warm colored squares were just top stitched. I top stitched around the painted square and outlined the swirl.
My goal here was to see how the piece would react to just one color of thread, one that contrasted with all of the colors and how using colors that were somewhat disparate from each other would look in such a simple construct. I really like the whole thing. It's got great depth and the circles in the green background just pop and help you see the small polka dots in the center painted square. The white acts as a great mid ground, strongly pushing the squares on top of it forward.
Till later today,