In between several other projects and chores, I've been trying to add the fiber and embellishment parts for several clay pieces I have stacked and waiting. This morning I was suddenly inspired to create this little quilt for one of my vessels.
Hope you're having a wonderful creative week!
Click on the middle photo to see more photos of this pot at my etsy shop.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tangled Textiles. As usual I spent most of the two months brainstorming ideas and techniques for the theme. The two finalists for my quilt included a color principle by Itten where I planned to create a color field illustrating the 'balance' of color relationships. I did a few sketches with my Nook (above). Finally I settled on the idea of showing the Attempt at Balance using a yoga based figure to illustrate our attempt at balance in the midst of our swirling lives. My figure is falling off balance as I often do in this yoga pose as I attempt to hold it beyond my limit, just as I sometimes do in other areas of life as I take on more than I can balance.
If you open the photo with the scissors in a new window it enlarges enough to see the stitch I used on the binding. Any stitch really should work - it just needs to prevent the fabric from continuing to ravel.