So, I had a deadline of this past Friday to have some pieces ready for the Floral Show at the Redlands Art Association. I also have been testing some new PFD fabric, and wanted to use what I had dyed to confirm that the new base I’m going to use actually worked, so I needed to use a the deep turquoise and orange/red fabrics. My first try was really nice….but of course, HEAVILY influenced by the website of Jennifer Moore, the designer of monluna! Her little birds were just up the freeform alley I’ve been working towards lately, and I also like her use of a horizontal line.
When it was complete, I loved it, and was sad I hadn’t used the contour of the line that was the edge of the fabric I used during the design of 6 little birds. I had enough of the blue fabric to make 2 more pieces the same size as the 1st, so I thought, ok, try to make some floral based stuff. A couple of ideas I’ve been thinking about include taking the circles I use in my baubles and quilting more realistic patterns on top:
So… “meh” is my reaction. These are both too realistic, but yet not realistic enough, if that makes sense. What did I learn from this:
- Step away from realism!
- I still have a really hard time including too many different hues at once. The colors on these don’t feel cohesive to me.
Did I learn from these? yes.
Here’s my list of to-do’s:
|Item||Date Due||% Done|
|30 Tie Dye shirts etc…for Elixer||3/20/2009||95%|
|Design Clutch – Will Tuba||3/26/09||0%|
|5 Warm Colors Grab & Go||4/24/09||0%|
|5 Warm Colors Clutch||4/24/09||0%|
|30 Going Green Totes||4/24/09||30%|
|5 Cool Colors Clutch||4/24/09||0%|
|Cool Colors quArt||4/24/09||0%|
|Crazy Colors Bags||4/24/09||0%|
|5 Cool Colors messengers||4/24/09||15%|
|Candied Fabrics Quilt||4/25/09||0%|
|Laptop bag for Liz||5/31/09||0%|
Not TOO shabby! I’ve now got 5 weeks to do most of that list….so I’m off to design a clutch!
As always, thanks for dropping by!