working on this book still, following the path of yoko saito's taupe colour theory but adding in a dash of me here and there
a painted card purchased in oregon last summer has the perfect colour mix
part of it on the cover, the leftover parts inside
her theory is based on creating the perfect mix of grey-toned and beige-toned fabrics
creating a colour wheel, complete with light and dark accents
because her quilted items always incorporate embroidery I'm looking for ways to bring that element into the mix
after all, it's what drew me to her work in the first place
each colour group has a shape
this one is squares and rectangles - it's my way to make them regular, hers is to make them irregular
i kind of like the randomness of that
it's stretching me
pulling me in new directions
trying hard to be imprecise
it's a lot harder than one might think!
i've been doing this piecing by hand and it has reawakened a desire for "slow" quilting in me, where i piece by hand, cutting with scissors, nothing perfect, no matching, letting it come together as it will... a slowing down
and then there's hand-quilting...
what i'm liking most of all is taking the time to play with my fabric, play with colours and play with shapes... I guess what i'm saying is, i think i've found a new playground...