Well you all know that I love you, if I stopped working tonight so I can get this post in just under the wire. Its been a long day, starting with me getting ready to dye fabric at 7 am and continued to work throughout the day. The last two days, I've been finishing up the Circles quilt (its almost totally quilted now) and starting my next composition.
|My work space - half dyeing - half sewing - Look at the lovely light!
Elizabeth has kept us super busy. (big surprise) This class is basically 1/3 designing, 1/3 hand
|Doesn't she look great?!
I chose for my next piece - our second exercise. Something about it reminded me of the praise ladies with its curves. I thought that's exactly how they would be if they were abstracted. Then that thought process lead me to the palette of the praise ladies - so I repeated that. I did have a hand full of those colors with me but proceeded to dye up a bunch more since I would need a lot of darks for this composition. With a little brainstorming from Elizabeth, I chose a nice cool grey for the light background. "Neutrals are so important to a piece" . (I would try to do my best Elizabeth impersonation but my English/Georgia accent is terrible!)
|The exercise - brown is the medium values
With the patterns finished up on Wednesday, all I had to do today was start piecing. Now I distinctly
|Doesn't it look like Easter threw up?
Now that I've made you all jealous. . . . .
PS. If you'd like to take this type of class - Elizabeth is teaching in Cape Cod this October - here is the Info -
Dyeing to Design on Cape Cod
October 14-18, 2013
call Linda: 508-477-0057, 800-537-5191
What have you been up creatively???