I am moving on. Don’t panic, I am continuing with my artwork. The reality is that there are many steps to creating a piece of art. They take the time that they take. It feels good to move on to the next phase.
Thread Painting Sue
Moving on requires looking back. My reference photo is always close at hand. I have zero interest in replicating reality. Instead I prefer to capture the essence of what I see. I use the photo as a guide to capture form, scale, highlights and shadows. Simplification is key.
Now that the appliqué is done I am able to move on to thread painting again. I enjoy the change. There is something uplifting and hopeful when starting a new phase of the process. My timing is perfect. I begin thread painting during the Winter Solstice with its promise of each new day adding a hint more light.
When I am not working on Sue, I am working on my 2024 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. I am sewing the “dark blue” blocks now. Would you believe 50 blocks include dark blue?
Only 4 of the 50 blocks have blue in both the string triangles. The remaining 46 blocks are half blue and half one of the other “rainbow” colors.
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