Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stepping Out

Stepping Out
Hand dyed cottons, silks, and one commercial stripe. Fused to batting and wrapped onto a cradled wood panel.
9x12x1".

The fabric is flying now! I am getting up to the studio early and digging around for pretty colors and diving right in. So much fun for me.

I had been a little burned out, as mentioned, and was hoping that painting would do the trick to get me excited again, which it did, but here is the thing...now that I have found this idea, I feel brand new things will start happening with fabric. But I must put in the work. Imagining is one thing, making it happen is next.
 

I love those tiny X's!

6 comments:

  1. They are beautiful! Glad you got back to fabric.....can quilting be far behind? The quilting just adds the perfect finishing touch....like a strand of pearls to a little black dress!

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  2. I love what you are doing here, and definitely think the painting and collage work you have been doing recently have primed the pump and given you a fresh new perspective!

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  3. Beautiful! Such gorgeous colours as well. Love this!

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  4. Judy Ireland2:13 PM

    Your work has always excited me, Melody, and I appreciate your commitment to "do the work," or to practice your discipline. The newest pieces look "unfinished" to me as I have always loved the way you use stitch and line in your work. I understand, too, the "burned out" feeling and the renewal of spirit one feels when a new way is discovered. I am on a related journey now, wanting to narrow down my efforts into some channels that I can follow to deepen my art and yet not get bored.

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  5. How about adding some of the stamping to your fiberwork?

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  6. I love what you are doing here, and definitely think the painting. Love this!

    Agen Bola

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