Art Every Day, Sunday, Oct 6, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with this fabulous vintage postcard that I had built this wonderful little assemblage with. It was quite a bit larger, but I cut it down to fit the size of my daily pieces. I love the direct complement of red oranges and just slightly green, blue green.
I stitched the postcard around the circle and the leaves. Then I stitched a wavy line up the copper tape and did some top stitching in the rest of the red orange fabrics. The batting is stitched with a simple stipple.
I really like the subtlety of the layering and how the circles in the printed fabric play off of all of the other fabrics and how the darkest blue fabric bits draw the eye up and away from the postcard then back to it. I like it much better now that it is smaller. In it's full size there was far too much batting showing and it overwhelmed the postcard. Now the postcard is getting all of the attention that it deserves. I love doing collages. They provide so much artistic freedom.