Did you see that? This is my 999th blog post. What am I going to do for #1000?
Here is my design dilemma. I was so excited about using this dye-painted organza for my aspens, but I just don’t like how it looks with this background. Here is how it looked quilted with no trees.
I decided that I needed to do a simpler background which I worked on yesterday and finished today. It is not quilted, yet.
Here it is with the aspens.
I like this better, but I am not sure that the aspens are working as well as I would like so I painted some new aspen organza fabric tonight.
Tomorrow, I will slice this up and audition it.
This morning, we let Scooter out in the front yard for a bit and he ran off to the neighbor’s. Mr C put him on a lead. Here he is peering into the window wanting us to pay attention to him. Isn’t he so cute?
Stay tuned for #1000. Not sure if it will be tomorrow or not.
I think you need an opaque tree in either one, then you might get a neat depth going on.
I think the trees show up better with the first background, but am excited to see what your second set of trees will look like. I think the backgrounds are perfect in themselves too. Lovely work.
I agree with Deborah that the process is wonderful! New possibilities always arising — a series of adventures!
You are so generous with your methods. I can’t wait to try fusing onto parchment paper and quilting first. It would solve several problems I have encountered. Thank you.
I actually like the first composition very much, but I think it might work better with fewer trees. Maybe two on the far left and one on the right. Then the sun/moon piece would be a bit of an off-center focal point. Of course, YOU have to decide what works best. It’s the process that is so wonderful.
I like both, but think the trees disappear into the sky on the second, maybe darken it down just a bit?
I agree, I like the second one better but wouldn’t have been able to point out a “problem” with the first one without seeing both together. Thanks for sharing!
I liked the first one quite a bit, but once I saw the second I too agree it’s better. Is it silk organza or synthetic?
I like the second background much better. I work with painted organza too. Love it! I like the aspens, sort of look like river birch too.
Enjoyed peeking into your thought process. thanks!
I like both compositions, but agree, the 2nd works better…there are so many things you can do with that paint4 organza…love its neutral colors with your hand dyes!
Thanks for sharing this design process for all to learn. Scooter stories and photos are making me laugh.
I think those lovely trees are getting too much competition from the bold background(s). I’d love to see them ghostly pale over a navy blue night sky.
Aw, who could say no to that cute face! Congrats on almost 1000 posts. Have a great week.