Friday, September 7, 2012

Good Dog

This is a continuation from the last blog where I whined about a piece I was playing around with.  I finally stared at it long enough to come up with a very workable solution.  In the last blog I tried felting ovals on some netting and putting that in front of the bottom piece.  I tried stitching some outline ovals on netting and hanging that in front of it.  Neither one impressed me.


I stared at it a while more,  then started messing around with another piece I had cut from the original fabric.  I gave this piece some sidelong glances. I threw some cheesecloth on it then ripped it off.  Then I put the felted ovals back up, and I put the outlined stitching on top of it. Perfect.  You know that feeling you get when look at something you've made and then glance away because it looks really good and your afraid looking at it to long will ruin it.  Maybe you don't, but I got that feeling.  I have only photographed this piece with my little camera, not adjusting for depth, which I hope will show the layers you can't see here.  This piece actually sticks out from the wall about 2 inches, and the netting kind of floats along. I'm not sure how to finish the edges, maybe pillowcase the bottom piece and attach the netting at the top, but it doesn't matter, I just know that I love it and I'll work it out.



3 comments:

Olga said...

How great! I know that feeling when you catch sight of something and in a blink of an eye you think wow, who did that - and then realise it was you. I love it when that happens; it is so reassuring on so many levels.

Terry Grant said...

Oddly enough that whole sequence of events made sense to me! Sometimes we get there in the most roundabout ways...

Karen Rips said...

Thanks, Terry and Olga, I'm sort of basking in a little glow right now, wanting to keep going in this direction, and enjoying the planning.