Wednesday, April 5, 2017
At the beach, looking for compositions!
In the class, I show many different ways to create modern quilt designs from an abstract point of view...but as I look around the landscape here, I'm seeing loads of modern quilt design possibilities....
Modern quilts are lovely (well, the best ones!) because of all the negative space they include. And with our very busy lives these days, I think negative space is a must for all of us!!!
There is so much information, "fake" of course!, coming at us, so much consternation, stimulation, hurry and flurry that we need to create quiet, calm and peace. And, what better place than art work?
As I look through my photos, I can see that space and clarity, light and air with perhaps a small focal area or strip of color is exactly what I'm needing right now.
In this age of extreme busyness, let us create art that gives us time and space to breathe and contemplate....
WE really don't need to overcomplicate things! I must admit that I cringe when I see quilts with everything, including the kitchen sink, added, embellished, stitched, pieced, appliqued, glued over the top... receiving awards and "Best of Show" ribbons!!!! More is not more, we really do all need time to think!
Am I on the wrong track here, d'you think?
Is my reaction to the chaos around us inappropriate? Or is it part of a necessary balancing act?
let me know!!! Meanwhile...I'm off for a walk on the beach...and then, I think,
a nice simple cup of tea!!
If you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth