Art Every Day, Thursday, July 18, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I stitched the background a few days ago to prep for today's video and I stitched the rest as I was being filmed.
It is another scribble stitch piece and as I said many times earlier, I love this scribble stitching. It feels and looks a lot like sketching and it's even more freeing than regular free motion stitching. It's nice to occasionally "put the petal to the metal" and stitch like crazy without regard to neatness.
The white background is sitting atop bright green dye painted batting. I quilted the hell out of it with big, messy loop d'loops. Then, I cut out the simple bird shape and wing in a hand painted blue fabric and five little yellow circles out of dyed canvas. I used the circles as flower centers and stitched big messy circles in them then used the same messy circles as petals. For the bird, I just messily outlined the basic shape and wing then added swirly do's on the tail and head as well as two birdy feet. It was just silly fun but I really like the end results. I want to do more of this type of stitching too.
Well that's it for now, till tomorrow,