Monday, July 10, 2006

This Feels Different...

I can't believe I'm uploading pictures of actual fiber art in actual progress. I'm not sure why it feels weird...
  • is it because I haven't created in awhile?
  • is it because I'm not confident in the direction I'm going?
  • is it because I think they are so marvelous, I don't want to share them until they are further along?
  • is it because I feel a bit out on my own since I don't have my Frayed Edges to preview (and encourage) my work any more?
Whatever...

These are the beginnings of some door compositions.



I am going to continue my exploration of using generally simple shapes to represent an obvious setting, but then using each of those shapes as a separate "frame" for an individual embellishment. An old key could go in that top blue keystone.


Each of the windows in this door could hold a small three dimensional treasure.

I think one of the steps under the door might become a tiny landscape.

This one is definetely a different color scheme. I love it.


Now I need to just look at them for a few days, then I'll layer in some batting and begin embroidery and fmq.

By the way, if you happen to find yourself in Dallas, my DOOR is always open!

17 comments:

Micki said...

Deb, these have the makings of some great pieces. It will be interesting to see what you do to them further. I am especially liking the looks of the door with the chair.

Joanne S said...

Is one of these doors--your door? Your front door? The door to your heart? The door to your past?

Make them tell a story.

Anonymous said...

Deborah, I think they are all very intriguing and they make me wonder where will the door take me?
Thank you for sharing your new work!
Becky

Kristin La Flamme said...

I really like the last one too. So simple and grahic. I think the clear colors help with that too. I can't wait to see them with your finishing touches.

Deb R said...

I really like how these are turning out - especially the last one.

Anonymous said...

WHAT FABULOUS WORKS OF ART!!!

Wonderful, any direction you take is always right. Imagine you are creating in your new studio too!

Thanks for 'Arting up' my morning.

mary m. said...

Deb,

Thanks for sharing these....a very nice series...I like the one with the chair, too. I also like the way each one is so different from the next. And the embellisment ideas really make them Deb originals!

Melly n David said...

I love letting a piece sit to formulate ideas. Good work!

Sioux said...

Deborah, these are beautiful WIPs! I am especially entranced with the one with the blue keystone.

jenclair said...

I love doors! Portals of any kind, really. Great series!

Gerrie said...

Mr C used to take photos of doors - all over the world and I have often thought of turning them in to quilts. You are doing great work. Keep it up. And I understand the feeling of losing your main support group - but you will find a new one.

Helen+ said...

Kay Abbott was a member of Covenant when you and I were very little. She's gone on to become a watercolor artist, and was compelled to do a series of doors about 6 years ago--all opening to somewhere. I have one of them in my office (well, it's not hung in the "new" office yet...) and it's one of my treasures. I use it for contemplation alot.
Your series reminds me of hers. Doors hold so much, and are a gateway to so much.
Great work!

Shelina said...

These are all wonderful, and I do appreciate you sharing them with us. I've been fascinated with doors too, although I haven't done anything with that fascination.

Kay said...

I like these very much, especially the last one. What a wonderful color scheme, and the polka dot chair is a real zinger. It'll be interesting to see them finished.

teri springer said...

This is wierd....I have been collecting door pictures for the last 3 years with the idea of doing door quilts. Great minds...eh?

I love what you are doing.

teri

kathy said...

beautiful works in progress...the one that jumped out at m ethough, was the dooor that you've added the white fence...with that little addition it said volumes about comfort, home (hmmmm), safety...but as usual I'd love to be able to touch them . BTW, nice BIG design wall!

Sarah Ann Smith said...

But we ARE here Deborah! Just long distance (which isn't nearly as much fun, but we ARE here for you!)... and I love the doors and the improvements...

And Gerrie's comment reminded me, *I* used to take lots of photos of doors and windows... hmmm...... a passageways kind of thing....

Hugs, Sarah