The longest Spring Rush continues at my house. Contrary to what most people would think, Spring Rush is the busiest time of the year for selling women's clothing. Apparently, ladies have places to go and "doings" planned for 2021. As most things this year, Spring Rush is unprecedented. What normally is a 2 week buying frenzy of everything short sleeved and coral has turned into 6 weeks with really no end in sight. It's exhausting.
|This is the empty wall|
Our master bath is in the upstairs loft of our bedroom suite. It sits in what was once the attic of this old Victorian but now houses the bath and a big dressing room of mostly fabric (what else?!) I decided the lime green shag carpeting had to go and was reborned into a very neutral palette of white, grey and black. This way the next owners can make it easily into what they need and in the mean time I had a quiet serene getaway from the rest of the house. Once he got it done though, it was too austere and needed a little softening.
That brings me back to my doodles. I decided to play with some abstract compositions and make a wall hanging for the back wall of our shower. I tried many different ideas but settled on a cruciform
|Figurative Cruciform (Robert Burridge)|
(meaning cross like) composition. Whenever I'm stumped I tend to fall back to that form . I never seem to tire of it.. I think it's the fact that I grew up a Catholic School Girl and many, many masses!
Even though a cruciform composition resembles a cross, it doesn't mean it literally is a cross. It just means the major elements of the composition are in a cross like pattern.
- cruciform composition
- approximately 45" by 36"
- whites, grays, blacks, a pinch of red
- improved pieced/machine quilted