Outside looks inviting with the soft blue clear sky and the soft brightness. Based on appearance I could think it is pleasantly warm outside. The temps actually read too-cold-for-Karen-to-be-out. My goals today included 3 things; eat, pray, and stitch. I've been successful. While sewing on a binding I reasoned that what I do well in my quilts is create good backgrounds. When I start I aim for the entire quilt to be an all over focal point (it has a name but I can't recall it at the moment but remember it from Lorraine Torrence's book on design) but and once it is finished I become unsettled thinking it needs a more easily read focal point. Here is a section of the quilt that I scanned. The entire size is 24ish x 30ish. I placed a 1/4ish binding around it.
Some options I'll consider is adding beads in blues, a couple of circles in metallic or light blue threads in blue, and words from the poem in larger lettering using Scribble paints in blueish/grayish. Also on tap for next week is picking up my Janome Jem from the repairman (don't ask, sad story), and selecting some hand-sewing I can do here at home and practice some calligraphy on paper and working through the artist's workbook on marketing.
For all who might be interested I've started a Calligraphy and Creative Lettering group on Creative Souls (see sidebar). It is for anyone at any skill level who has an interest in the graphic possibilities of writing, script, by hand or digital. Also, I started reading Cherryl Floyd-Miller's latest book of poetry, Exquisite Heats. Cherryl is also a quilt artist and her blog is here. A beginning review of the book has been started on by book blog (see sidebar), My Eyes Have Seen the Coming of the Word.