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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Third gutta project

Here is my third project for the gutta resist class. Not my best work. I tried to hurry it along and it doesn't like to be rushed. Most important lesson so far: allow plenty of time. It is kind of fun and funky so I like it even if it isn't quite what I envisioned when I started this lesson. One more lesson for this class but I probably won't get to it until next week. We have a birthday at our house today and I have a couple of quick Halloween costumes to make.

I am enjoying watching all of the quilting patterns that Leah Day is posting on her blog. She is trying to create 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs. I have two more big projects to finish and than I am going to devote time just for quilting. I'm hoping to practice with her designs and then try to make some of my own. I know when I start to concentrate on designs like this, I see them everywhere. The pattern of the ceiling tile in the waiting room at the doctor's office, or the chair fabric, or the brick path, or the meandering clouds in the sky....I have to remember to take a small sketch book with me so I can quickly try to copy these patterns. If I wait they are gone by the time I have returned home. What patterns do you see? Do you carry a sketchbook?
Have a creative day.

1 comment:

Vivian Helena said...

love the face, got to try that some time. I think it came out beautifully. I think our hardest as artists is to not think the end result to specifically, and let the piece have it's own destination. I have trouble learning this lesson as well, and am always surprised by the end result.