Art Every Day, Thursday, June 20, 2013
It's been a long time since I've been able to begin an entry with that salutation. It feels really good to be doing this earlier in the day!
Here it today's newest piece. It is an exploration in texture and embellishment. I began by layering two fabrics on to red painted batting. One fabric is a mostly yellow torn canvas and the other, larger one is a watermelon colored silk noil. I toppend the yellow with some cheesecloth, silk organza and silk fibers and stitched them all down with far apart, wiggly vertical lines. Then I quilted the watermelon colored background with swirls of various sizes.
Next, I cut the squares out of orange and yellow orange and set them in place. I grabbed a bunch of fibers and ribbons and cut them into small segments and tucked them under the bottom edges of the squares. Then I ironed the squares down and stitched them with a square swirl. Next I grabbed some more fibers and twirled them up together and loosely tacked them down on the upper yellow canvas section.
The last thing I did was add the circular dyed bone beads; one in each square and lots of them tucked into the fibers above. I sort of like the piece. It's a bit busy. I like how the watermelon color sits in the background allowing the squares and fibers to come forward in the lower section and how the yellow upper section comes even more forward and pushes all of its fiber even more forward than that. It's got great depth and loads of interest.
Well I'm off to chat up our Artist Talk for tomorrow night,