Start with a built-up cloth. Decide ‘it’s too busy’.
Split, divide, rearrange, extend, amplify, simplify, repopulate, weave and KABOOM, back to chaos. Here is the journey in pictures.
Speaking of the desire for simplicity – I am just loathing wordpress right now. Why can’t I just insert pictures and easily move them around?!
Stuck with some chaos for now it seems. Choosing it, even.
Such a wonderful lesson in editing. Thanks Dee.
it feels a little like swimming in place, but I’ll take the compliment!
I’m no expert, but I find it very hard not to put in everything but the kitchen sink…you are brave to C U T it in half!! I do like the way your right side (with house & moon) is shaping up a lot…stay safe and warm in this upcoming snowstorm. Julierose
funny, I don’t mind taking things apart… we are ready for the storm, except to fill the bird feeders – we’ll do that in the morning. Stay safe yourself!
the bravery, yes
Also, I am starting to look for houses in all your work now, its like finding a signature
wow, you have a lot going on in your mind and in cloth. I do like that moon.
hi cindy – I keep hearing that – what a lot goes on in your mind. I’m not sure what to make of it. What I DO know is that I really want/must make a truly simple, barren even, cloth. Just to see. If I can do it.
Hi Dee the search for that elusive simple line that says it all in one flowing gesture is a lifelong pursuit and a worthy one, in the meantime I love all your details, layers and explorations, taking aparts and putting back together in new configurations, a bit like that quote from John Lennon about life is what happens when your busy making other plans, you have a very lively life and your work is telling the story!
Mo you’ve given me an idea – how ABOUT a quilt that features a single curving line? I’ve been wanting to challenge myself with a ‘simple’ aesthetic, but I had been thinking more along the lines of softer colors and less contrast between fabrics… but maybe?
thanks so much for your thoughts…