Art Every Day, Saturday, July 27, 2013
Here is today's new piece. After last nights bold color and shiny funk I wanted to work with something much simpler this morning so I chose neutrals.
I began with a light piece of brown dye painted batting which I layered with offset pieces of black linen and mottled brown Mexican jute. I topped those with a piece of hand stamped fabric and some of the left over brown/black batting. I stitched around the stamped leaves then stitched an angled stipple in the background. I stitched circles in the top piece of batting and wavy lines in the black linen and then top stitched the edges of the jute and background batting. I then tucked some rayon ribbon in the ends of a long, thin bone beads and stitched it on with several rounds of embroider floss.
I really like the depth in this piece along with the floating movement of the leaves (despite the angular quilting they still seem to move) But mostly I really like the big bone bead and it's frilly ends. The play of soft off of hard always turns me on in art.
Hope you have a great Saturday,