|Started by auditioning colors and fabrics. |
I have some fabrics that soak the light right in
and one that is a dark black with a sheen
that is made from ox blood.
Luxurious working all day except for being interrupted by the guys who were helping me get a family of raccoons out of my attic. I actually felt pretty confident today- and I think that since I am intent on doing a series of these- I am not feeling the pressure to excel... just to have fun. I have often thought how much fun it would be to take a series of stop action shots of how a piece progresses- and animating it. Alas my iphone varies in quality so some of the interim steps are gone.
I felt pretty proud that I was able to cut into some pretty expensive fabrics without worrying- some early 20th century hand loomed Japanese indigo and a small bolt of dong fabric from the Miao- which I have been saving and saving. Today they both met the cutting board!
|I originally thought that I would play around|
with a bright blue background.
|I have an idea of doing a series here with the same fabrics and the same square. Spent time squaring up the edges of the piece as shown by the black line. That is just my guide.|
|Did not like the horizontal nature |
of the blue background
so I skewed it
|I like where the lines are going, but I was not happy with the blue background, so out it went.|
|And now it reappears in the lines instead.|