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 29, 2013

Art Every Day, Monday, July 29, 2013

Good Evening,
Here is today's new piece.  It feels like a wild carnival to me.  I showed a student how to make curvy lines using coiled fabric strips at the Art Party I hosted last Friday night.  I suggested that she add some of our bone beads as she stitched her swirls down and I liked them so much that I wanted to make some more myself. 
So, I started with yellow dye painted batting topped with black linen. Then I ripped some strips of rainbow dyed cotton and started twisting and stitching.  I strung on beads as desired and just made swirl after swirl.  I didn't stitch in the negative space at all. It didn't seem to need it.
I really like this little one.  I mean, what's not to like? It's got it all, bold color/contrast, great texture and movement wonderful depth.  Yum.
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

ChrisW said...

Agree! Like this a lot. Thanks for the daily inspiration!