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!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Art Every Day, Monday, July 15, 2013

Good Morning,
Here is today's new work.  This will be the last in the mid-mod/retro mini series.  I only painted four pieces of fabric.
With this one, I laid the painted fabric on dye painted red batting and added three narrow strips of ripped black linen.  I stitched partially around each of the three red circles, the fine black intersecting lines and the long black strips all in black thread using a scribble stitch.  Then I stitched down the centers of the red circles around the gold highlighted ares using red thread then finally I stitched the hell out of the background using matching thread and a rough, jagged, angled stipple.
I like this piece too, but it's my least favorite of the four, mostly because it feels a bit religious and I am not.  I added the black strips to take some of the emphasis off of the small black cross like painted lines, but then I stitched along side them and sort of highlighted them all over again. 
Well, I've got to get prepped for my video shoot tomorrow.  I'm shooting a full length video on fabric painting.
Till then,
Heather

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

Isn't it funny? I guess my eye really needs that inky black somewhere to offset the stitching for some reason. I will have to check my color/design book to see if there is an explanation for that in there.

It's funny you mentioned/noticed religion- I noticed cherries. lol

This has great texture and looks like a sketch. It's really great how you can make your fabric work look like a painting or something out of a sketch book!

The black strips provide nice balance to the circles and nicely bring out the black stitching, and the frayed edges give a bit of softness to their lines.

This is a simple piece, yet bold with its color choices and scale of the elements used.