Monday, February 19, 2018

French Knots and Appliqué

It feels as though I go to an actual physical place when I step outside my thinking brain into wherever it is I find myself when I paint.

Using paint splatters, collage, stencils, texture sheets, oil pastels, and a plastic tool whose name I don't know, I added 'embroidery' today to the painted 9-square quilt patch I pieced together before I went to Virginia.

grid composition #2
work in progress



8 comments:

  1. Love the addition of splats, dots, collage and mixing of colors! Lovely quilt to keep warm with!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. The additions are tickling my fancy and, as you suggest, this quilt is keeping me (and my painting spirit) warm : )

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  2. Embroidery! OMG! Perfect term for that. You are brilliant.

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    1. Isn't it just perfect??! Thanks for noticing my brilliance : )

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  3. Beautiful 'hand work' Dotty! Subtle but can see just enough to draw me in. You are on a roll!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Janet. It's fun, even for me, to go back to look at the before and after, to notice, explore, and appreciate the subtle shifts.

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  4. It IS an actual place Dotty, and I am pretty sure it is in the same neighborhood where Sigmund the sea monster and H.R. Pufnstuf live ;)
    These sweet details would keep my fingers busy as a fell asleep beneath this lovely light filled quilt :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, you're reminding me of my daughter's favorite quilt, made by my mom out of dozens of little 3-inch square gingham 'puff pillows' stitched together. The gingham pilled up from use and washing, and my daughter loved funning her fingers over the texture of the pills; she called it her scratchy : )

      Thanks for your comments!

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