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Oooh! Look at This


I think I am getting somewhere. Do you like my scrappy work area? That stray orange square is not supposed to be on the green section! Last night, Mr. C said, "Your other piece had more variety in the colors." I realized then that what was bothering me and what made it static was using solid areas of the same color. So, I started over and replaced the green with a brighter one. I used two different blues – a purply one and a true blue&;nbsp; and a turquoise. For the greens, I used a true green and a blue green and some lime green accents. For the yellows, I added a warmer orange/yellow and some yellow/orange. Then I mixed up the red/ magenta/hot pink and violet. To each area, I let some color from an adjacent area migrate in to the space to create more movement. I really like what is happening now. It is not so static, and I think it was what was in my head and it took some help and some time on the floor to get it.

Thanks, everyone, who had an opinion!! Now, I have to fuse and cut a bunch of rainbow crosses.

16 Responses to “Oooh! Look at This”

  1. Casey says:

    The color mix is superb. Do it!!!

  2. Amy says:

    OHHH I like this version! Scrappy is always better!

  3. PaMdora says:

    Gorgeous! I like this much better than the earlier ones. I’ve been trying to get messages to you for a while, but my replies bounce. Then one day I wrote a long comment about your house photos and Typepad was down! Just my luck!

    Hope to get to Portland this summer for my cousin’s wedding and a big family reunion, Maybe by then you’ll be settled and can give me the scoop on the fabric hotspots in town. Fab house! I bet you’re looking forward to that studio basement!

  4. jenclair says:

    Oh Yeah!!! And what DebR said about the orange squares on the blue!

  5. Dorothee says:

    love, love, LOVE it! And I agree with the others: the stray orange is very well placed. The lay-out is cripping and interesting! In short: FAB!

  6. Linda Cline says:

    Each color is more interesting now, But you’ve lost the gradation effect from the last version. I liked how the center panel of your last version had a yellow light glowing from the center. If you stand back a few feet and squint (or take off your glasses if your near sighted like me), this version reads as four color stripes with the center panel split almost in half (green on one side, yellow on the other).

  7. Stephanie says:

    wow. i really liked seeing your progression here. this latest installment is great.

  8. dee says:

    I just love this one the best. There’s something festive and happy in the way you’ve done the layout. I agree with others…I like the solitary orange in there sort of searching for it’s place in the color universe…Dee

  9. Wow! Now it has a lovely mosaic feel. Great job working through ’till you’re happy with it. I’d still like to see some of the dark purple in the blues to bring it around from the red end. Full circle and all that. Can’t wait to see it with crosses! This is coming along wonderfully 🙂

  10. DebR says:

    I like the single orange square in the green section. Not only do I think you should leave it, I’d like to see you add just one or two orange squares to the blue section as well and that way the sparks of orange lead your eye across in the opposite direction of the vertical lines.

    (Always the troublemaker, aren’t I!)

  11. Caitlin says:

    Now this ROCKS!~ I like the orange square where it is, btw – adds to the whole “colouring outside the lines with gret joy” feel!

  12. Mary Manahan says:


    I meant to say any opinion I offered would NOT help. Jeez Louis.

  13. Mary Manahan says:


    I knew any opionion I offered would help….sometimes other people just get in the way of your vision. Did you dye all these fabrics? The color additions you made and migration of color really make this come alive!!!! Your patrons will love it!

  14. Del says:

    Now you’ve got it! That is looking great – much more “Gerrie”. Del

  15. Funky C says:

    Shazzam!! That’s fabulous! The color variance makes a huge difference.