Channelling Ellsworth Kelly

For today’s fiber sketch, I took a challenge from Kathleen Loomis. Her blog is Art With a Needle. She does a quilt date once a month and invites readers to try something she has done.

Today, she featured the work of Ellsworth Kelly, whose work is very quilterly.  I was particularly taken with this piece.

Ellsworth Kelly — Study for “Cite”: Brushstrokes Cut into   Twenty Squares and Arranged by Chance, collage of ink on paper, 1951

I do not like to spend a lot of time on the fiber sketches. So, I quickly cut strips of black and white and then fused them together.

I cut them into into squares and “arranged them by chance”. The size of the sketchbook limited the size I could do, but it whet my appetite to try a larger piece using this technique.

On another note, the Quilt Art @ 15 entries were revealed today on the QA website. Click the link and look at all of the fun quilts made to celebrate the 15 years that QA has been in existance. Here is the piece that I made – Pearls of Wisdom.

It consists of 15 hands holding “pearls of wisdom” that are generously shared amongst the members, new and old.

Today, I had the preliminary work done for the new crown to cover the tooth that I broke last month. I had to go to the funky Japanese run dental lab and meet with a technician to select just the right shade to match my other teeth. There are loads of colors to choose from — who knew?

I also got some work done on the purple yellow challenge, which I can’t show you! And because you love to see him — here is a photo of Mr Cuteness in my studio today.



2 Responses to “Channelling Ellsworth Kelly”

  1. dee says:

    I see Mr. cuteness has a summer haircut. Still adorable
    Don’t have to tell you how I feel about the pearls of wisdom but I really like the way you made a color wheel out of these. Wonderfully bright and cheerful. I’m going to have a look see at the link right now.
    Thinking of you & hoping the Dental thing is over soon.

  2. Joy V says:

    I can relate to your winter blues – we are also having a really cold winter – for us that is 14C today and down to 3C overnight. I love what you did with your sketchbook project also – I did a similar thing when making some postcards a few months back, but used selvages instead.