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!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Art Every Day, Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013,
Good Evening,
Here is today's new piece.  It is like the past few days, based a a piece of dye painted fabric.  The  multicolored print came first then the reddish dye painted batting followed by the mottled orange and the mottled yellow.  
I ripped and laid all of the fabrics into position then quilted the hell out of the orange in an attempt to make it recede which I think it has.  Then I added some some circle quilting to the narrow yellow strip to echo the circles in the print.  Finally, I quilted around each of the large reddish circles in the print.
I liked it at that point, but I had ripped some strips of red fabric to use so I twisted those up and braided them loosely, something new, and tacked the braid down at the ends and a few areas in between. Now, I really like it.  It's bold yet simple, bright but not overwhelmingly so and the color way makes me happy.
I'm makin' up for some missed ones, so I'll see you back in a bit,
Till then,

1 comment:

Darcy said...

I always enjoy seeing what you've done although usually i just stalk your blog. But this piece makes me have to respond. I also love the color way and it make me happy too! From the photo, I don't see the orange receding but I like the balance and energy this piece has! Thanks for continuing to inspire although I don't always tell you!