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Indifference: Version 2

Monday, April 11th, 2005

I feel that I have made some progress on this. I found some wonderful quotes which I want to transfer to different neutral shades of organza which would then be fused to the screenprinted background. Some logistics to work out, but I like the idea that I am getting more texture and interest. I may stamp some abstract stuff, also.

Indifference as the Eighth Deadly Sin

Monday, April 11th, 2005

Finally, I am back to creating. I must have my Eighth Deadly Sin done by the end of the month. This is for an online challenge through the Quiltart list. These pieces are going to two Mancuso shows this year and the Crossroads show next year. I was very interested in Pam’s method of planning a piece. But, she can draw!! Anyway, I decided to do some possible layouts of my piece in Pagemaker because I am using a lot of text and some screenprinted faces. So here is my first attempt. The background will be gray because I feel that is the color of indifference. W is the current icon of indifference, not the only one! He is representing all those who have silently let atrocities happen. The hands covering the eyes, mouth and ears will be cut from red cloth to signify blood on the hands. The words that represent many of the atrocities in my lifetime will be done in citrasolve transfer on sheer fabric and fused to the background. W will be screen printed over this. The red lettering will also be screen printed. The title, Indifference, will be screen printed or possibly printed on WU and fused to the top – I’ve been wanting to try something like that. This is not a happy piece and I am feeling like I want to get it over with. I fixed my Thermofax so I can get moving now. The Assoc. Rector at our Church told me she has another quote for me to use and I am waiting for that to come and will work it in somehow. Here is the layout which has been cropped because it did not quite fit on my scanner – but you get the idea.

I think I will use different fonts for the words in the background to add more interest.