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!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Art Every Day, Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Yesterday's Art Every Day, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Good Evening,
I made this yesterday - I promise I did!  But when I finally got around to posting it last night at home we had no internet.  Thank you Century Link.
So, here it is today.  
I was trying out a 'quilt as you go', flip & sew technique for the videos I've been shooting this week.  I began with gray batting sitting on black linen.  I ripped a bunch of strips from some fabrics that I painted several years ago.  I simply sewed them down with slight curves and wonky angles through the batting and backing then flipped them over and pressed then added another piece.
I really like the bits of golden yellow.  They add liveliness to the otherwise neutral palette. It was great fun to use these painted fabrics and it makes me want to use more of them so, yet again, I've come across something in my dailies that I want to do larger.  Oh, if I could only manufacture time!
Back in five,
Heather

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

This is one of those pieces that looks so different to me from different distances.

From afar, it appears to me as a forest, with the bits of yellow looking like the sun peeking through just where the trees aren't too thick. The way you have the colors layered, with the darker ones closer to the outside edges, they give the appearance of the trunks that are closest to us, while the ones in the middle are going off into the distance. There is great depth when I stand back and view it as this picture.

And when I come up close, I feel like I lose some of the depth, but gain a great lot of texture!

This has wonderful visual texture! You have used a great variety of fabrics but as most of them are neutrals, they all suit each other so well.

The yellow bits are a lot of fun, from far back or close up. Not only because of their punch of color, but because they are a little unexpected peek into the unknown.

The uneven top and bottom suits the piece, keeping in line with all of the variations;such as strip width and dark/light placement.

The gray batting and black edge are nice quiet frames for the busy fabrics and hold it all in nicely.