November 15, 2010

More Hormones

A while back, I asked your opinion about a background for a hormone piece I was working on. I must admit that I was a bit surprised with your comments. I didn't expect people to feel emotional about the background. I was thinking about contrast and color, and many of you were thinking about how the raging hormones would look.
When I'm not sure about how a fabric or shape looks, I photograph it. For some reason, the answer is always clearer on my monitor than on the design wall. Sometimes, it takes a long time for me to make a decision, possibly months. That is what happened to the hormone piece. Originally, I liked fabric number 1 the best, but I didn't like it enough to think it was THE ONE.
Here's my newest choice. Much hotter and a different texture completely.
I feel that the hormones stand out well against the color and the texture doesn't compete for your attention. Is this THE ONE? It's a strong contender, but something else is needed.


Rayna said...

amazing what a difference the background can make. Looking good.

Sandy said...

Background does make a difference. How about a peek of green between them?

Vicki W said...

I always describe my hormone adventures as feeling possessed. So, for me, the first one give me more of the feeling of internal turmoil that I experience with it.

Anonymous said...

I like the color INTENSITY of the red, but like Vicki W. says, I think it also needs some TURMOIL (roiling, boiling - maybe CONFLICT would be a good description!)
- Kathy R.

Unknown said...

Love it!

imquilternity said...

I love the new background! It's so vibrant and INTENSE! My hormone experiences were/are always intense! Can't wait to see where you take this piece.