I've worked in the art field for many years and the path we work along from the first glimmer in our mind's eye to a "resolved" piece is often a long and winding road. Over the past couple years I've been working with a technique that involves strong linear design within a piecing and stitching method. I didn't invent it but I have taken it on as a form that I want to fully explore as part of a series of work.
My first piece was this one:
Window#1I used my own fabric that I had printed and enjoyed this new process that I was exploring.
Since then I've made two more pieces that I'm happy with and that have done well in shows:
Window # 2
The next piece I didn't like at all, it was a little bit too pink for my taste:
I tried some selective dyeing but it turned too brown......so it hit the trash!
In looking inspiration for my next piece, I had taken some pictures from my kayak of the rocky outcroppings by the waters edge:
I played with the image in PhotoShop using different colour combinations and loved this one:
So it became my inspiration for the quilt I'm currently working on.....there's a heck of a lot of quilting to do! Here's a sneak preview with a close up shot:
I'm loving it! And that is a quick summary of the evolution of one of my latest pieces.
Now if you've been wondering why I haven't posted in quite a while, here's my excuse:
Meet Cullen Sean, born September 19th! I'm loving this!