Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Take It Further

I have joined Sharon B's Take it Further challange, found here http://sharonb.wordpress.com/take-it-further-challange/ . We get 2 choices each month, one is an idea - this month it's about someone you admire, or if we don't like that, there is a color wave to follow. Since I just came back from Santa Fe I decided to try something in the Georgia O'Keefe style and I am using most of the colors from Sharons list. This first picture is from a monoprint I did using thickened dye on cotton sateen.


I then added some machine stitching to outline the areas and add some interest. So far very boring

In this third picture I added some texture by stamping the mountain on the right - I'm not impressed by this , but I added some cheesecloth to the bottom and I like where this is going.

I'm trying to do things I don't usually do with this challange, such as the stamping, monoprinting , because it's a good way to explore different techniques, get out of my comfort zone, and it doesn't really matter if it doesn't work. I ususally start each piece expecting it to be my masterpiece so it's a strange feeling to just let this take me where it wants to

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Your TIF piece is coming along nicely. Isn't fun to try new things?

Ravenhill said...

wow! I really like what you are doing. It is quite exciting and looks wonderful.

Jacqui said...

I love what you are doing with work Its very bold of you to just try and see what happens, I think sometimes we get too bogged down in trying to make something pretty without thinking about the substance of the work. Keep going, you are doing well.

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I'm trying new things for the TIF challenge also. I like the way your's is turning out, I might have to try the monoprinting later this year.

Nikki said...

I love to see the experimentation.

Valeri said...

This is looking really good. I am looking forward to seeing it finished as it looks so exciting!