Saturday, August 04, 2007

Shoe Study

Years ago in art school, one of our assignments was to do a study of one subject. We had to do at least ten different images using one still life.

A discussion of black and white quilts started me thinking of possibilities, and it seemed natural to use one of these pictures. I photocopied the original drawing to create templates for the major areas. Each piece was fused onto the background fabric and thread highlighting was added for additional depth. The black border gives it a nice frame as well.

I've also been painting with acrylics on fabric. This is great fun. I've accumulated a nice little stack of fat quarters. And this Rorschach ink blot. Hum, what do you see? That would be a good thing to figure out before I start to quilt it! I might also turn it over. Decisions, decisions.