So, I made it through my second lesson of Katie Pasquini Masopust's class - barely!! When I first read that it was going to center on composition, I was all happy. I mean, wasn't it I who had tried and true rules concerning composition? So hard could it be??
I picked Cruciform structure. And yes, that is exactly what it sounds like . . . . you organize your objects to make a cross. So I did that using lines because that's easy enough. The problem came in when I added my accent shape. I decided to use circles because don't lines and circles go together like peanut butter and jelly? Well apparently when I added my big circle it top my sketch over into the asymmetrical composition structure. So my lovely cruciform composition was now asymmetrical. Luckily, that was one of the ones we could choose so that was fine!
I did the normal value sketches and picked one. Also, I had to pick a color palette -so I went with my favorite yellow-green, green and blue-green and added a complimentary of red for some spark. I've learned in the past that if I use this palette in the past that it just reads "Calm", "Serene" and "Peaceful". Without its complementary (remember complementary means opposite - not natural partner)
I thought I was going to use steam a seam 2 lite again but it was so big that I just pinned it down and started adding the thread work. So while the rest of the country was watching the superbowl, I was machine quilting.
It got a good critique and it works fine - buttttttttttt - I don't know - I'm not too keen on it. Its not something I want to put up in a space on my wall. I gotta remember that when making these little samples to make them pretty enough that I want to keep them around a bit!!
On to Lesson 3!!
So What Have You Been Up to Creatively?