Sunday, May 5, 2013

New Work

Are you having a heart attack yet? Three posts in less than a month. I think it may be a record for me! But I am so excited to be sharing a piece I have been working on for the last 4 months.

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I created this from an image I had in my head one morning when I woke up. Not sure where it came from but I knew I had to make it.


Closeup
I started with a brown batik for the center of the piece. Then sewed a brown satin material onto each side of it. I made folds for the lines made in the sand when water washes over the sand. This was sewn down by a machine. The waves are different sheers that were sewn on in folds and then I used a wood burning tool to cut them apart. I have to clean them up a little as there are tiny brown spots where the tool was on it a little too long. The rocks were applied after I free motion quilted circles to create sea foam. The rocks were from material my friend Christine sent me that she hated. Perfect for rocks! They were hand sewn on and then stuffed with batting so they pop off the surface. The sand was created first by hand stitching and then different beads and small shells to mimic the waters edge. The final part was a dark brown sheer sewn in to create water over the sand. I added in some more details with shiva oil sticks.

I am linking up my post with Nina Maries Off the Wall Friday Blog. Check out what everyone else did this week creatively :http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/

I am loving how this turned out. It is an abstract representation of the different elements of water. Its very textural and the colors blend so nicely. I have named it "Opposing Forces" because it represents the world we now live in. So many people think that we are either one side or the other and yet when you talk about the problems, everyone seems to be of like mind and upset about the same things. Its the fixing of the problems that we all differ. Until we find a way to work together again for solutions, we will be forever butting heads or "crashing" into one another.

6 comments:

Heather P said...

I LOVE this piece. The rocks are fabulous and the piece is as a whole visually striking!

QuiltSwissy said...

WoW! It is truly wonderful!

Regina Dunn said...

I want to dip my toes in it. And go walking on a beach now. Very beautiful.

Sylvia said...

I really like this piece!

landscapelady said...

This is absolutely awesome! You have a wonderful imaginative way
Of
Thinking outside the box. A sign
Of a
True artist. Well done

Nina Marie said...

living on Lake Erie - this piece really strike close to home! The texture is really great and love how the different techniques play together.