Monday, July 8, 2013
Art Every Day (or "Yesterday's Art)
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Here is yesterday's piece. I've really got to get myself a second camera for when I leave mine where I am not! I do spend a good deal of my life " a day late and a dollar short". I'm sort of used to it. Hope it doesn't bother you too much.
I'm really diggin on this piece. It began with a piece of red dye painted batting which I topped with two different browns, one a plain cotton the other, Mexican yute. Then a set down a curvy strip of orange batting across the diagonal middle which I then topped with cheesecloth that was dyed red, orange, yellow and brown.
I quilted long lines in the cheesecloth to separate out the colored sections. Then I quilted long lines in the reddish section and circles in the brown sections and left the yellow alone. I quilted the brown backgrounds with close set straight lines. They move vertically in one brown and horizontally in the other.
Once the quilting was done I pulled the loose end of the cheesecloth through the center hole in the large button (which I took off of a jacket) and tied it in a couple of knots and let the excess hang.
The fiery warmth of this is yummy and I love the transparency and flow of the cheesecloth.
I'll be back to you with today's new piece in just a moment!