Thursday, August 6, 2009

Weekly Square #22

As I hoped, I was able to back up and finish another 6x6” weekly journal square—this one, for week #22, the week of July 19-25.

As I wrote a couple of posts ago, I spent an entertaining couple of weeks with the desperate housewives of Wisteria Lane. This square, then, is my homage to that time:


My perspective is a little off, obviously; I think I should have started the road much wider and narrowed it more rapidly. I really enjoyed thread painting this piece, though, and I think it was good practice for a future project.

I started this square with a piece of painted fabric, and fused the road over it. Then, I thread-painted the road and the wisteria. Finally, I fused the arch and lattice over the top of the square, then stitched those pieces down.

I originally wanted to add a black binding around the edge to simulate the edges of a television sceen, but I didn't want to cover up more of the piece, so I just finished it with a zig-zag stitch.


Judy Alexander said...

Great little piece! Can't wait to see what you do with all your squares.

Approachable Art said...

I think it's lovely. :D

Deb said...

There are some very good, and some not so good videos on the internet about how to hold your calligraphy pen, and make the strokes. True calligraphy uses more than one pen stroke to make each individual letter, and by holding the pen at a constant 45 degree angle, and changing the stroke, you get the "thick and thin" look that is so attractive. I took a class years ago, and have loved it ever since.