.....Apparently my 'artist block' hasn't disappeared quite yet. After feeling rather giddy over the pieced background, (meaning I actually did something) the style of leaves and color of fabric still eluded me.
Auditioning motifs cut from paper saves wasted fabric!Okay.....so now I have a plan......but......I don't know.....it seemed too predictable. (Yet in a way, sometimes these pedestrian pieces can sell quicker than a more 'arty' approach.) Decisions, decisions.......
Oh heck....I changed my mind. Using tracing paper, a new plan is mapped out. It's an approach I rarely use. I'm more of a 'fly by the seat of your pants' designer.
I've never used ginkgo leaves as a motif in my work......but the numerous hand-dyed green fabrics in my stash seemed suitable for that theme.
Have you noticed anything about this piece now?? Yup...though I originally planned and pieced the background for a vertical orientation, it's now horizontal. Truly, I'm VERY directionally challenged....and I believe this spills over into my work as well.
As you are reading this post......I'll be in AZ attending our 5th annual "Girlfriend Art Camp". A big bonus of travel teaching on the quilt circuit for over 2 decades are the friendships that developed along the way!!
This unfinished piece awaits my return....when I'm sure to have lots of photos to share with you.