July 13, 2008

Colorful Weekend

I'm taking full advantage of the extra time I'm spending indoors and it's been a colorful weekend. Fortunately, the real Gap Fire is 80% contained, however, the fire living inside my head has spread to my design wall. For the background, I'm using a piece of fabric that I've painted. It has several layers of tulle and organza throughout with another layer of blue tulle on top of all the mountains and flames. It's still in pieces, but I'm getting pretty close to the final design.
I can't decide which fabric to use for the palm tree and border. Do you have a preference? Or maybe, you have a completely different suggestion. Let me know what you think.

The photo above would use a green palm tree to go along with the greenish/red foreground (left side of photo)This photo above shows a purple palm tree to go along with the purplish foreground (bottom right of photo).


Sue B said...

the colors in this piece are gorgeous Judy! I think I like the purple palm better.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful way to get rid of your memories of the fire. The purple has my vote. It's darker which is how things look against a fire.

Mary Ann Littlejohn said...

I also like the purple, Judy. Seems to be the right color silhouette against the fire background.

Lora Martin said...

Hey Judy,
Yet another great fire piece! I like the purple palm tree because it balances the purple ground on the other side and because it helps create a feeling of movement, like the wind, because of the purpleish colors in the sky to the right. The wind is such a powerful factor in the fires around here, it seems only right to include it.


Judy H in NC said...

Purple palm for me.

Collectincat said...

I'm for the purple because of the purple smoky colors from the fire. It fits that the tree would take on that cast. I love the whole look, but hate that you have to be in the midst of a real one.