Monday, March 1, 2010

Blue,Black and White

We had our reveal today for Twelve by 12 and the results are spectacular, please go to the site and check them out. The colors this time were blue, black and white and I ended up making three different pieces.  I'll show them all to you here. This first piece was made using painted interfacing and cheesecloth.  I was just back from Florida and added the black stitching that reminded me of fencing on the beach in South Beach. 

The second piece is also a memory of South Beach, this time the skyline.  I started by stitching the outlines of the buildings, then painting them with fabric paint.  My husband thought this looked too much like a New York skyline, so I tried adding the drifting thread at the bottom to give it a more casual, beachy look, but I don't think it is very successful.

This last one is my favorite.  You can read about it on the Twelve site above.  



Gerrie said...

I love all three of these. I think the skyline is wonderful, but it does not evoke South Beach. It looks more like Seattle or Portland with those watery foggy colors!! I also like the one with the fence stitching. 3 great pieces.

Rayna said...

My fave, too. But they are all interesting takes. Right about the skyline, but it doesn't matter what city it is - the viewer can imagine his or her own.

Diane said...

Wow -- all three are very striking and just so appealing. You are really creating wonderful stuff these days, Karen.

Judy said...

OK, so I'm really late to this party, but I am in agreement with Gerrie, Rayna and Diane: they are all wonderful, but I have to say that my fave is your first one. It is fantastic!!! I also love the second one, but also have to say that it isn't South Beach. Hate to agree with your dh, but I do! LOL Now i have to go read what you said on 12 x 12.