So, I’m getting ready some new pieces for the show at the Piedmont Gallery next month. I hope you can join me on August 3rd at 7-10 pm. at the gallery. If not the show will be up all month. I’m also doing a free motion quilting demo on Aug. 30th from 6-7 pm. So come on down and see what’s new!
Editing Art Work
EDITING ART WORK
Do you ever second guess yourself? I do that too. Especially when making art. Luckily, I have folks around that can look at things objectively and help. My sister, Sylvia, who is also a trained artist, is here visiting. She took a look at the Felt Scapes I’ve been working on, and made some suggestions.
I had tried putting fabric behind the felt, and also painting the canvas. We decided the painted canvas was less successful.
This one has the painted background.
This one has a hand dyed, and quilted background that moves the quilting out into the background. This serves to integrate the felt and silk into the background.
Here’s another one that’s really obvious. The pink felt was just floating on top of the quilted green background, and it was really bugging me.
So, I got out my colored pencils and started playing with some colors and shapes coming in and out of the felt. I likee much better! Sometimes it’s just a simple tweak that can make a big difference.
Soon, I will post a short tutorial on how to make a felt scape. They are so fun and colorful.
Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery
STICK AND STITCH: ARTWORKS IN WOOD AND FIBER
August 30th I’ll be doing a DEMO from 6-7 pm.
Opening Reception Aug. 3, 7-10 pm. I’ll be there!
601 N. Trade St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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