|Some Sample Cross ideas|
Its so hard for me to work in series - so many ideas - so little time. But still how else are you going to get to know a topic thoroughly if you don't? One piece is only a little intro - you need to hang out with the theme - put it through its paces - argue with it - coax it - get all touchy-feely . . . .anyways - you get the picture! This is the third class, I've taken with Elizabeth and have gotten to know her and her me. She knows that I usually need a good
|Value Sketches - Placement ideas for the Cross blocks|
So I started by freely sketching out blocks that I might make up into quilts. I also did some value studies using gray pencils. Then I copied over the little blocks - cut them up- and played with their relationship on paper. Really - these are all the same steps I do with my figurative work but was surprise that you do them for abstract too LOL! After a whole afternoon of playing, these little cross blocks are starting to grow on me!
The next step??? picking out a palette - putting them in values - and finally - sewing some up!