I am looking back. This is something I naturally do as I wind up an artwork I’ve been working on for months. So it is with In the Beginning. The impetus for In the Beginning’s design is the Pillars of Creation. Not only is this where it all started, but the Pillars are where stars and galaxies are created. Let’s face it, isn’t that photo taken by the James Webb Telescope phenomenal?
Now that In the Beginning is in the home stretch, it is time assess where I am. What do I hope to achieve? First, could I nail the basic shapes and coloring? Yes. What about the atmosphere and movement? I think so. The movement is there, but subtle. I’m pleased. Looking back my intentions are met.
Self-critique is a great way to look back. This is when basic design principles come in handy. I won’t bore you with the list of principles. I’m pleased to see they hold true with this piece. Now it is time to ask is there anything missing? Absolutely. If you look at the original photo of the Pillars you will see tiny stars in the background. But how to capture them? I will be adding small hot fix crystals. First I need to face the quilt (done) and add some hanging sleeves (not done).
Last week I shared two 4″ x 4″ blue flower blocks. I did take time to make the final block for June, a large blue flower head block.
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