fabrics hand dyed by artist, fused appliqué, hand embroidery, machine pieced,
free motion machine stitching
19" x 14-1/4"
©2012 Lisa Flowers Ross
Have you ever cut up/painted over/remade an older piece? I have looked back at some earlier works, which at the time I thought were fine, but as I have progressed in my own artwork over the years, I now think "blah."
Several times some of these pieces have been cut up in the hopes to make something better or different. Sometimes just taking a smaller section of the artwork helps. Sometimes it doesn't and it just ends up in pieces.
The piece Renew came from an artwork that was called Spring Green and, ironically, I showed it in the same gallery as Textiles x Two, two years previously. I only used some pieces of it to make Renew, so I could make another new artwork with the leftovers (or not). I am very happy with Renew, for now (who knows what I will think about it in a couple of years).
I'm almost embarrassed to show you Spring Green, but I guess I will.
The greens look quite a bit different in these two (my photography skills have improved), but that bottom section is what I used. I added a lot more stitching in those sections for Renew. The skinny strips are where I connected the pieces back together.
The circular stitching gave me some ideas for new artworks. I currently have one of these ideas started and up on the design wall, but it has to wait to be completed as I am trying to work on some other pieces to meet a deadline.