Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Stuff

So, here's a piece that got rejected recently:

"Fertile" approximately 25"x30"

I was kind of bummed about it, but then a wise soul told me that artists usually have enough rejection letters to wall paper a bathroom. Point taken.

Detail:
detail

There's a fair bit of applique and embroidery, but also textile paints. I'm noting here publicly that the paints did not play well with free motion embroidery. They shredded all but the slickest threads. I like the effect, though and will probably add paint to future projects.

Here's a couple of quick stretches:

'Valentine' 7"x5.5"

I did this yesterday....20 minutes of design time and 30 minutes to finish. That leaves me a few moments in the hour to scan and blog.

Here's today's:

'Cropped Plant' 5"x4.5"
Cropped images have an appeal that I love. They're so immediate. This little composition was not so great. Some healthy cropping made it better.

1 comment:

Deborah Harowtiz said...

"Fertile" is stunning! Having seen some prior stages of it I can't wait to see it in real life. And remember too, a quilt/art piece may be the most incredible work a judge has seen but if it doesn't fit in with the rest of the show... rejection slip.
Come play with us and our dye next week!

Deb H