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!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

 Art Every Day, Wednesday Sept 11, 2013
Good Evening,
Here is today's new piece.  I threw it together at the studio just before closing and just finished stitching it here at home.  It was a crazy, nutty day at work and I think it shows in the piece.
I saw the black and white dotted block print and knew it would look great with some bright colors so I grabbed the bold yellow and slightly toned red violet along with some black batting and layered it all up.
At first I planned to quilt it all in black but after I finished the pink strips I realized that the high contrast of black on the yellow would screw it all up and that I should stick with the contrasts I already had and not add any more.  So, the dots are outlined and the white background is heavily stippled then i used an overlapping, triangular design to quilt back all that yellow background.
Though the yellow is doing it's yellow thing of vying for all of the attention I think that the high contrast areas or black & white and black & pink are holding their own against it. Sometimes you just can't fight actualities.  The things that are on top are staying forward and the things that are farthest behind are staying back.  Good ol' physics.  
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Carol said...

Heather you are amazing! So dedicated and disciplined. You are an inspiration to me!