Monday, January 02, 2006

Working up to working small

I guess I needed to convince myself that I can create work that is small enough for the Journal Quilts Challenge and satisfying enough for me.

Even though it's months past the deadline, I also really wanted to interpret my image from Simple Still Life #3 in fabric. Here's my 8"x10" start on both fronts:


My plan for the journal pages is more of the same improvisational-style pieces. Drawing with my rotary cutter was so much fun.

9 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Your leaves look really fun and I remember the picture too--leaves falling on your windshield!

Maybe I need to take some time and think about the Challenge too. . .

Jane Ann said...

Wonderful interpretation of your photograph!

Pat/SWquilter said...

Sophie, your journal piece is gorgeous! I see those leaves dancing in the wind, not flattened onto your windshield!

sophie said...

When I was walking toward my truck in the garage after work and saw those leaves flatted on my back window, I saw them in my minds eye as dancing in the wind ...

Gemia said...

I love this piece!

Pat/SWquilter said...

Then your journal piece interpretation is perfect! Cause dancing in the wind is what I see when I look at it!

Olenka said...

Very festive feeling, Sophie! Autumn leaves against the sky each year remind me that as the dance of one life flutters to rest, limitless possibilities are always ready in the background.

Denim Doll said...

Cool more details please - is this a Ricky Tims inspiration???

sophie said...

No, not from Ricky Tims--though it could be a similar technique, I've not seen his DVDs nor taken a class with him. The idea to draw with my rotary cutter comes from a couple sources: a challenge piece I did on the about.com forum a few years ago and a workshop with a local art quilter last summer--look in the October archive for my WIP daisy.

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