Since I teach design workshops, everybody comes up with a different idea and it's so much fun seeing those ideas flower around me! Of course there isn't a whole lot one can achieve in fabric in a short workshop, but nearly everyone left the workshop with a sheaf of designs - enough for a whole series.
We discussed the why when what and how of a series and then they designed and designed and designed - and nobody complained about working with pencil and paper! all the art books I've read say that once you have a good strong design 80% of the work is done....the rest is just flow..... This is just the beginning of Kimberly's design which was quite large...there will be many more of the "god's eye" shape...Kimberly also makes dollsand clothing - didn't get a picture of the latter though - however she had a different really interesting outfit on every day made from embroidered tablecloths. A great idea...you often see them in garage sales and they're usually made from beautiful soft drapey linen. I'm going to steal that idea, Kimberly!
Carol has a joyous sense of colour and loves circles...surrounding a color with its complementary makes it really glow as you can see here (on the left). Below are Glenda's value sketches for her portrait of a jazz singer. It's important to place the highest value contrast in the focal area of a piece.
Lenore was working on two tree scenes at once - you can build a series sequentially or simultaneously or a combination of the two, whatever works best for you. Isn't this little piece so elegant? The tree as dancer.
so a really great week...with plenty of cogitation upon the view at the top of this blog...with a beer of course!! So, if you have been, thanks for reading!!
PS my new book Inspired to Design is now available....you'll find it at your favorite quilt store, or write me if you'd like an autographed copy. There's an email link at the top right of this blog, or you can reach me at elizabethyork100atyahoo.com