June 10, 2008

Coming Together

The idea for my Art From Scrap challenge piece "Coming Together" began with the quilting samples shown here. I had them stacked up and wondered what I was going to do with them. Do I put them in a drawer and look at them every couple of years. No, that's a waste. Why not paint the samples? I dug out my textile paints and a roller and had at it. Then, I added oil stick on top . The quilted texture showed up nicely, lots of depth. I cut the shapes and added the strings and sewed it all down. Here it is, in all of it's lime green glory.

Here's a detail shot where you can see the layers of color and the stitching line. Little by little, it was "Coming Together.

All of the entries will be on exhibit at Art From Scrap through July 19th. There will be a silent auction with the proceeds going towards children's art classes.

I went to see A Tear in the Fabric exhibit at Cal Poly. My friend, Jeanne Surber's "Size Prison" piece is in this powerful show. Definitely worth the drive!


Vicki W said...

Very nice!

Lora Martin said...


This is too much fun! What a great idea for orphan pieces.

Into the Blystic said...

what a great idea! and they turned out beautifully! hmm makes me think about cutting circles out of some of my textured works! I think we both love circles a bit too much lol! namaste Elis.

Altered Route said...

This is a wonderful technique...they look beautiful! I saw that you are from Goleta...and had to tell you that one of my favorite places in the world is El Capitan beach...I spent many summers there in my youth.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!Connie

Michelle said...

This is a really great piece, Judy! Nice depth and movement and I love the lime green background! Much better than in a drawer. ;o)