Thursday, November 11, 2010

Working Again

After moping about for a few days, I caught a wind of inspiration the other evening, and got back into my In Dreams series.  This here is #3.  As soon as I get one of them mounted on their black canvas backgrounds, I'll post that.  Meanwhile, I've been experimenting with blacks, for the stretched canvas...meaning I've given plain black gesso a go and decided to put a coat of black matte paint on top of that.  Just need to get the new black acrylic paint.

Another issue that's been holding me back from moving forward, is that since I've been framing most of my quilts lately, the fact is I've run out of wall space to hang them and don't have much storage space in Rose Cottage.  So I decided I've got to get selling them to make room for more.  Over the weekend I'll be posting new work for sale at my Sales Blog, and probably Etsy as well.  I'll say more about this later.

Another quilt series in my imagination at this point will be wholecloth pieces of cool fabric I've designed -- different sizes and shapes, depending on the fabric itself.  I had a first piece for this series in mind, the fabric on a hanger in my studio, and I pulled out something else I began work on months ago and hung it in front of the other fabric just to get it out of the way.  Viola!  Unexpectedly, the two fabrics together will now make one quilt -- I love when that happens!

6 comments:

artymess said...

you see I knew it wouldn't be long ........lovely .....x

Jan said...

This is quite wonderful--I love the moodiness it evokes.

Glad you're making art again! And how sweet is that when serendipity facilitates design!

Brava.

xxoo,
Jan

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Love the atmosphere in #3. I tend to like dark pieces so I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the new work. Unexpected is awesome ! something out of nothing....where the good stuff comes from. Cheers.

tiedyejudy said...

Way to go! Question: do you have any restaurants or businesses that allow artists to show their work? We have a bunch here that give wall space to artists... good for the restaurant, good for the artist! And we also have a free publication that will write blurbs about the exhibits as well. That would give you more wall space... ;->

Nora said...

I knew you'd be inspired again. You are too creative not to be. I like what you are showing today and am excited about what is to come. Yay!

Ruth said...

I really like this one.