For the past two days I have been cutting and sticking (with a glue stick) my stripes onto an interfacing background in preparation for sewing it all together. Surprise. I am not fusing this. I am turning edges and going all out to be experimental and new (to me).
Progress so far. Hold off on suggestions, please. I am working my way through this and there is still a bunch of stuff to go on here—windows and such, and I see some problematic areas that I need to address. That's why I used a glue stick. I can easily pull it off and replace it with something else before I get to stitching it all down. The sky is stitched. I had to see if my idea of how to stitch it was going to work. This is a fairly small piece and I am seeing that bigger pieces would be great to work on in this way. Lots of pretty teeny pieces in this. But this piece is a tryout.
Some of my goals in trying something different are:
- to simplify
- to loosen up
- to try colors that are not strictly natural, but chosen for aesthetic reasons
- to choose a subject that is personal and explore it
Miles to go.