Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Artist is Working

It's been good to get back into the studio and start working on some artwork again.  Usually, I like to work on one piece at a time.  Occasionally, I will be working on more than one at a time.   But now, there several pieces in different states of completion on the design wall.

Concurrently, I am working on two pieces because they are using the same techniques.  I thought it would be more efficient to do each step on both pieces at the same time.  I am currently working on the free motion stitching on the first, while the other is on the wall patiently waiting it's turn for the free motion stitching.  If they turn out o.k., they will be entered in the Quilt National show for which the deadline is approaching quickly.

I have a completely unrelated artwork in progress on the wall. It has been partially pieced since before our trip to Scotland.  It does not have high priority, so it will remain on the wall for some time.

Here is another artwork that has been pieced since before our trip, but it still needs some work.  I'm trying to figure out if I want to un-sewn some parts and add in more warm colors.  Of if I just want to cut it up and try to rearrange it into something else (that's a little more risky).

I turned it vertical on the wall and liked that better.  I will probably work with it in that direction when I get back to it.  This is also a low priority piece.

After I finish the two for QN, I have another piece I would like to work on for another entry deadline that is actually before the QN one.  I hope I have time to make it.  Then, I have a commission piece I need to start.

I guess I better get to work.

1 comment:

Leigh said...

Once you turned it vertically, I was suddenly reminded of The Gates exhibit by Christo and Jeanne Claude in Central Park from back in 2005. Not sure why since it was February and there really wasn't any green, but still, there it popped into my head. I like that piece, and am interested to see where you go with it. :)