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".