Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is what I'm working on for Terri Stegmiller's Faces on Fabric class. So far it's been a lot of fun drawing faces and putting this quilt-top together, but at some point I'll have to paint her face. That's pretty scary considering that I've already put a lot of work into it.
You'll recognize that nagging voice in the back of my mind saying, "but what if I screw it up?"

Here are a couple of cool things about this piece:

1) Her t-shirt is from some shibori-dyed fabric I made a year or so ago. I completely forgot I had it until I started considering what kind of t-shirt she might wear; then I remembered it.

2) The flower and leaves are cut from what Sherrill Kahn calls a "serendipity" cloth. It's a piece of fabric I've had in my studio for a while, and I use it to wipe my brushes on, to mop up extra paint, etc. The other day I was testing out some bottle tips for paint, and I drew a flower onto the cloth. The more I looked at it, the more I really liked it as a flower! I just love it when my refusal to throw anything away actually pays off :-)


Alis said...

Great work. I love the flower and the tee shirt of course.
Looking forward to seeing your painting. Just take a deep breath and go for it.

Lonewolf said...

I have done quite a bit of painting on pieces, some even AFTER i have quilted them. I say just dont worry and go for it... if you think it sucks, just cut another piece to go over it ! good luck and post finished work when done, i would love to see it!

Penelope said...

I love the hair on that first square - so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

Penelope from Swap-Bot ♥