Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hits and misses

It has been an up and down week for me. Good news and bad- all sort of evening out, so I can't really complain, right?
Even nature, it seems, has good days and bad. For example- these nasturtiums ( one of the few flowers still blossoming in my garden) are lovely, aren't they? They look like a master painter came by and placed the brush strokes just so to get these wondrous colors.

Meanwhile, this Black-eyed Susan... Nature was having a bad day when she made that one, don't you think?

After the last pincushion- which was indeed meant to be a spool of thread (good job, Kay!)- I went back to the drawing board and came up with these. Much better, IMHO! I had fun playing in the beads and choosing colors from the barrel of felted sweaters. The spool became the petals in one of them! So, a good day.

The little art group of which I'm a member had a gathering a few weeks ago to do some fabric painting. I had just gotten home and didn't even know where my clean clothes were, much less my paints. But I really wanted to play along, since I got some new toys to play with! So I grabbed some chunks of fabric and went out to play. Not sure if it was a good day or a bad day, really.

I like the one part of this piece- which was sort of a sampler for a lot of the new toys.

I pleated this piece- very random pleats- and painted it in strips and splotches, and am very pleased with the result.

This one was meant to look like the field in front of my house when the goldenrod and wild asters are in bloom. Not quite what I wanted, but I love the way the sky came out! I see this piece being fractured when I play with it at the design wall.

So- hits and misses. But the important part was that I played! :-)

I am grateful for:
Play time!
Friends who take care of each other.
My boring job.
cookie dough
a nice long chat with my son.

1 comment:

  1. Your fabrics are great.
    Hand painted fabrics don't have to be used as one piece.
    Cut them and make a landscape or an abstract that pleases you. Diana your buddy in NS