Well, I’ve been busy, busy, busy finishing SOME of the pieces I wanted to hang in my featured artist corner. I thought I’d give you a peek at how I constructed it:
After marking out the size with pins in the corners (I had some stretcher bars to make a piece 30″ x 40″ on hand, so that’s the size I decided on) I sketched out a couple of funky trees. My 1st try (not shown) had curvy branches, but I wanted more angular branches to go along with the angular shapes of my houses, so this is what I ended up with:
I originally was going to use a navy blue from my Jewel Tones palette, but I didn’t have a big enough piece. Plan B: some pretty multi color hand dyed fabric with lots of the same Jewel Tones in it (bonus: already fused!) I slapped those paper patterns down and traced around them with my rotary cutter:
Although I really liked the look of the white paper trees, I was too scared to go with no color for a big piece like this when I was committed to getting it hung like the next day…so I say okay to the crazy tree’s and move on!
Next, add houses! I love my mod house ornaments, so I pretty much cut out one of each of those:
and then it was down to the gallery to hang my show! Seriously, I was wrapping and stapling this quilt at noon, and in the gallery hanging it at 1. I got a few pix, I’m not too happy with them…but it’s all I had time for. Talk about last minute art!
I’ll have more details on the installed show tomorrow!