Monday, February 04, 2008

Nearly there

I am so much happier with this piece now, infact i have finished all i am going to do in terms of decoration, I just have the backing and mount to do. I have painted up some cotton in the darker colour tonight and am waiting for it to dry now so that i can bind and back. I am now ususally a fan of binding, far too precise for me but this piece calls for a definate edge i think so i am going to do it. It was a sod to photograph this as the metallics were bouncing light all over but this one is pretty accurate in colours. i have added some text at the top and finished the beading now. I chose to say "True colours shine through" like the Cindy Lauper lyric. I think this ran through my head from the start of this task, although i did consider "Hidden gems" as well. Funnily enough I had only been talking about having you own internal soundtrack the other day with Enid my C+G lecturer, she caught me singing and mumbling away(under my breath of course as I would never unleash my voice on others!!!!) as i drew in class and was amazed that I have my own in head IPod! I hear music in my head all the time, it really shapes my thinking sometimes, and she was really jealous that I have this capacity for music.Anyway the point being this probably shaped what I chose to write. I did it in dark blue ink to start and highlighted in a blue and silver metallic pen, but this didn't have enough impact, so i went over with a black pen tonight and I am much happier with it.
Close up's were hard to get too but I thought you might like to see it closer. Thanks to all for all the lovely and helpful comments you have left me on this piece, having such a supportive community of artists is such a big help. On that note I wanted to say that i am trading with Susan Lenz on her Cyber Fyber idea. She is single handedly organising an exhibition of artists from the Blogging world and trading a massive amount of cards and ATC's. I am going to trade one of each and am definately going to do one in the style of this piece of work. Well done Susan on having the guts to follow through such a massive undertaking and on the wonderful group of artists you have brought together for this show, I look forward to it with great anticipation.

7 comments:

katelnorth said...

I really like the paper quilt (and will now have that cyndi lauper song stuck in my head all evening) - I agree that it asks for a defined edge; I think you are right to bind it, even though I often avoid binding small pieces myself.

I am also trading with Susan, who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at the Knit and Stitch Show last autumn (she's amazing in person, too). Haven't made my pc for that trade yet, but am thinking to start with a background like the arch I did today...

Carol said...

This has turned out great Carol, loved watching your progression through the various choices

Purple Missus said...

Oh a definite YES to this one. What a difference the text has also made. You've done really well with this bit and its been great watching you go through the different stages.

I think its when you get voices in your head that you have to worry *LOL*

Fran├žoise said...

This piece is beautiful. The writing looks great.

Michelle said...

Wow, Carol - it came out GREAT!

Kim said...

Love the lettering, great finish to a wonderful piece of work.

Jan said...

a great success Carol, the colours are lovely, the layering is subtle yet the whole piece looks so tactile, well done. AND wow just look at those legs!!!!!
Jx