12 X 12
A Study in Green
Okay, here is my dilemma. I belong to a wonderful fiber arts group. We have a challenge where we are to make a monochromatic quilt. I love this group and I want to be supportive and make a piece for this challenge. I took a wonderful photo last Summer of a sunflower. with the sun shining from behind the flower.
I've wanted to make this into a quilt since I took the photo. Easy, right? Not quite. I dyed fabric last week in graded colors using Tangerine. It turned out beautiful and with a little added brighter yellow the flower develop beautifully.
Now I need a background. If you know my work you know that I favor bright fabrics. However, I am trying to follow the guidelines and make this monochromatic. The piece to the left would fit the bill. Do I like it? I'm not sure.
So I auditioned some different backgrounds. If I used this one it doesn't fit the bill for monochromatic but if it's better then it doesn't matter. Right?
Then I tried this piece of hand dyed multi color. Not quite as good, in my opinion.
I feel like this is me. I need to add some leaves and a steam. I plan to do some hand-quilting in the center maybe add some beads. No way does it fit the bill for the monochromatic challenge. I have to make a decision.
Tomorrow is back to work on prepping for my class. Which by the way is June 2-8 at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. There are still a few openings in case you would like to learn something new and exciting.
This post is long but I hope you will bear with me I want to add two more photos to give you an idea of what the students will be learning in this class. .
Spirit of the Kive
The technique I used to create the image for this piece will be part of my class presentation. Included in this process is creating a four-value portrait.
Typographic Portraits will also be taught in this class. I will also be teaching other techniques as time allows. Would love to see you there.
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