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, September 5, 2013


Art Every Day, Thursday, Sept 5, 2013
Good Evening,
Here is today's new piece.  Didn't think I'd get 'er done, but here she is.  Better late, than really late.
As I drove home from teaching this evening in Colorado Springs I pretty much decided that I was going to play with high contrasts for this piece.  So when I got home, I grabbed all of the solid white and solid black fabric that I had on hand in my itty bitty home studio and threw them on top of the last piece of batting that I have at home which happened to be red, so I went with red thread for the quilting to add even more contrasts.
I jumped right in and stitched swirls of various sizes on the white and straight lines on the black.  Then I added circles on the larger sections of batting that weren't covered up by fabric.  The piece wasn't as energetic as I had hoped for so I threw the red square on there and stitched it with black thread and it added that final tasty bit of energy that the piece needed.  
Who says I can't make a pretty good piece in about a half hour?
Till tomorrow, another crazy busy day, 
Heather

P.S.
Thank you both Sybil and Meg for your comments.  For those of you who don't know how to comment, just click on the icon below that says "no comments"  once you've commented it will then say "1 comment" and so on.  I'd love to hear from you, especially those of you who are far away.  I'd love to know who's reading me!

1 comment:

Christa Irell said...

I love the contrast of not only the color in this, but the quilting.

Having the straight quilting offset the swirly and the bubbled quilting gives a lot of visual interest and texture and helps each piece pop out on its own.

It's interesting to see how much the red thread on the white is able to quiet down that large piece of white and make it sit back like it does!

It's even more interesting to see how the red square on the top appears to be floating on the surface. I can't quite figure out why it looks so much more forward than everything it's sitting on.

The red square really makes the batting come forward and also brings out the red thread in the black pieces- there is such a good cohesive feel to this piece!

It's visually pleasing overall and that red square really does make the whole thing pop.