So, the confession. I am starting a art quilt and I think it will show some growth in my personal style. But, I'm giving myself a deadline, just like I said I wouldn't. I'd like to enter a new work in Art Quilt Elements. That deadline is in less than three weeks. But, for me, it's easy to stagnate without a deadline. And there is something to be said for working quickly and without abandon. (That's not to say that if it doesn't come together, I would stay up all night stitching, fussing and setting myself up for failure. It's just something to aim for.)
I started by creating several thumbnail sketches of potential compositions.
Did you notice? Not a house, stone, chair or plant anywhere to be seen. (Do you have a favorite? I do.)
Here's our dining room. We just got a new rug and I really like it. At the moment, the room is very spare, which I also like.
Artists often grumble about creating artwork to "match the couch." I don't know why. I mean really, if I created a long skinny piece in pinks and yellows it would have no place in this room, right? I'm excited about this palette.
I'll keep you posted.