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Indifferent Strokes

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

This is my piece, Indifference, for the Quilt Art Eighth Deadly Sin challenge. My studio is a mess. I’m a mess. I have a love/hate affair with this piece. There are elements that I love. I keep telling myself that it is not supposed to be pretty; I deliberately used colors that clash. The hands were giving me fits. I ended up using a reddish metallic organza for the hands because I felt the other red hands were too different from the rest of the fabrics I was using. I need to reshoot this in daylight because I am getting a lot of reflection from the lights, but I have to go to the SDA office to work tomorrow and I wanted to post this.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Lesson Learned

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

I did a layout in Pagemaker that I liked. So I started to work on the final design and thought I would practice painting the background words on some pfd white fabric. Then, I screen printed some images on that. Then I fall into my “just get it done” mode and decide to use the practice piece and change the design to fit what I had done. I went to bed last night and knew I needed to get up this morning and go back to the original design. So I rewrote the words on gray hand-dyed background. Screen printed the images in a row like my design. Decided to screen print the largest quote in orange for some variety. Now I have the design on my print table. It is unfused and unstitched. I am going to do some textural stamping on this once it is fused and stitched. I think I won’t do the huge indifference across th final piece as I feel that the title and quotes speak volumes. I think I am getting some good depth and an interesting design – as limited as I am by the subject matter. Here it is:

Here is a close-up.