Art Almost Every Day, Sunday, July 21, 2013
Good Afternoon,First an apology, I was so busy rearranging my dye studio yesterday that I entirely spaced out doing my daily piece. If I don't make it first thing in the morning I sometimes forget all about it in the evening and that's what happened yesterday.
So, here is today's piece. It was started a few days ago for a video I was shooting, but I completed it this morning. It features a dye painted piece of fabric in the center with dye painted strips laid down on top of it for borders. Both are sitting on a violet dye painted batting. Then I cut out a dye painted flower and set it on top of some more violet batting and cut out the batting so that about 1/4" shows. I quilted the flower down along the edge then couched down a hand dyed Boucle fiber. Then I stippled the background and added three rows of couched fibers in the border.
I like it o.k., but clearly my heart wasn't into the color color/fabric choices. There isn't enough contrast between the flower and the background fabric. I thought outlining it with the violet batting would make it o.k. but it's not enough. I do like the curvy couched border though and I think it frames the flower well.
P.S. Thanks for the comment Mary Beth