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!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Art Every Day, For Oct 16, 2013
Good Afternoon Again,
Here is another new piece.  I really enjoyed working with this big ass flower.  Here, I made the flower with solid black as the petals and white as the center and I laid it down on a busy dye painted background that features bold red, blue green and yellow on a white field.  The batting is green which is a color that is not in the multicolored print so it makes a nice contrasting edge.  
I kept the quilting in the flower rather simple but did it in a contrasting red thread.  Then I inlined the blue green swirls in the background with matching thread, stitched a tiny stipple in the red portions of the background then finished it off with loop d'loops in the yellow/white areas.  All in all, I really like it.  It feels so much different from the black and white flower from earlier today and I'm amazed how well the bold black flower is holding up against the very busy, brightly colored background.
Till tomorrow,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just saw your piece, Art Every Day for Oct.13th which you describe as a 'failure'. Interestingly, I saw it as a visual interpretation of one of your favourite quotes...about coming into this world to live out loud! I see a speaker with a huge volume of sound being sharing your talent and creativity on this site. (From a Canadian quilter and Heather Thomas fan!)