Monday, April 16, 2012

Let's get this party started!

Are you ready for the week ahead?!  I am!  Just can't wait to return to the studio to rock the quilting needle and thimble!  Last week was such an inspiration...Kyra Hicks' booklet (see post directly below) on self publishing revved me up along with receiving Seth Apter's The Pulse of Mixed Media.  The questions he explores with other artists are fresh and entertaining...the kind of questions I'm enjoying answering for myself.  Apter has a blog but I've not yet spent time reading it yet...I'm waiting until I complete the book.


Also, my first arrival of solids came from Pink Chalk Studios Solid Club.
I think one of the oranges will go behind the 19" boat (see a couple of posts down).  Here is how I sketched out a composition for it.
Nothing complicated about it.  In fact I wrestled with the simplicity of it.  I might possibly use multiple values  of orange for the sun.  I also considered doing a laminated quilt and placing the boat on top which would rev up the layers of meaning.  My other thought is to write on the fabric in the background and the sun and then attempt to machine quilt in writing another layer.   But I'm not sweating it too much since this will be a shape I'll continue to work with and will make other opportunities to explore and making this particularly boat was a break from hand quilting.  I liked it enough to want to save it.  The projected size is 40"x40".  

7 comments:

  1. Welcome to Blogger. Think you will like it . It is user friendly even to me ( the computer dummy). Glad to see you going about your designing. I can hear the glee and excitement in your printed words. Love

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    1. I couldn't figure out how to place my blog list on my side bar which is why I did a page for them.

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  2. Caution, you may want to remove those crazy words that come before one can comment. You'll lose commenters. They are a pain.

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  3. I agree on both counts, above. I feel the energy, Karen! Also, Blogger does such a great job of filtering spam that I don't get ANY and have given up those horrible captchas that are so annoying. In fact, I am tempted not to comment on any blog that has them.

    Really! I am not a robot!!

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    1. I think I've changed it so that the captchas are no longer.

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  4. Sounds like you are having fun! I can hear those creative juices flowing in your words! Great minds think alike or is it that Sister thing?! I just got my first order from Pink Chalk Fabrics last week!!

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    1. We could be twins...born 6 years apart! :)

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