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!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Art Every Day, Tuesday, June 18, 2013,

Good Afternoon, 
Here is today's new piece and no, I wasn't craving pepperoni pizza while I was making it.  In fact I didn't notice it's resemblance to said pizza until I photographed it and now it's all I can see.
My intent was to use some more hand painted fabrics and to add to it a lot of texture and build on the movement the painted fabric contained by adding the couched, rolled strips.  
I do like the movement and the over and under undulation of the blue violet strips and I like the yummy frayed edges of the yellow linen.  I'm also digging the split complement of the blue violet with yellow and orange.  
The downside, other than it's pizza-ness, is that I really did some fun quilting in the negative space which you really can't see and I'm shocked at how much the white is coming forward in the painted pieces.  If I did such a thing, I would go back and quilt it heavily to make it recede more.  But that is not what these exercises are about.  They are about exploring the possibilities and seeing what happens.

Till tomorrows exploration,
Heather 

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

LOL I think that it's maybe all you can see at a particular size... it's certainly not what comes across in different views :)

You have achieved beautiful texture with your background quilting! When I look at it full-size, it's just gorgeous! The quilting really brings out the luminosity of the fabric and that light brings out the depth and we can really see the fullness of it.

I also love the texture of the frayed bright yellow squares and the blue violet undulating strips winding through the piece. Both give a lot of movement also.

The yellow picks up the lighter areas in the negative space and makes them really pop!

You made great use of repetition with color bringing a nice sense of unity throughout the piece and it really is energetic and bold, though not overwhelmingly so.