This morning I had a real adventure moving really heavy ski lift chairs from place to place. I was planning on this only taking a couple of hours but it lasted more than half the day. I am working on a fund-raiser where the ski lift chairs are being turned into benches and then made into masterpieces by various local artists. I am not sure how much they weigh but they are over 7 foot long and quite awkward. Luckily, I had lots of helpers. Needless to say, I didn’t get much fiber art done today.
I am still writing my next online class and this is one of my samples. This is stitched on heavy interfacing instead of felt but it’s just for practice. I stitched this last week but I added some Dye-Na-Flow paint today. The painted background really makes it look more interesting. The paint is still wet in this photo so I’m not sure how it will turn out since I wet the interfacing down before painting. That allows the paint to move much more freely. And it will probably be a bit lighter in color when dry.
And then I was playing around a bit with cropping to see if I liked it better with less of the stems showing. What do you think?
Lovely! I like the first pic best.
I like the sense of space in the first pic also. It feels like an upward/ skyward view. Lovely!
I agree – I like the uncropped one best! The background is lovely – very ‘earth to sky’ movement with the colours.
I like both pics. Very nice done, the blue and yellow turning green.
Another vote for the original uncropped version. 🙂
And I hope your back is OK after moving all those heavy chairs!
Thanks Kim! I smashed a few fingers but my back is fine. The fingers were just bruised and they are OK too. 🙂