The first is a return to my praise ladies series. Once again the main problem with this one is that it implies movement rather than covey it. Also Elizabeth felt that the "Halos" looked too iconic - which upon reflection - I think she's right. I think varying the poses of the three ladies would help - that said - I think this is the beginning of a good idea. But maybe not for this week. Or this month.
The second was a little stronger. I can't tell you how many of these I drew during the week - this being the one I liked the best. Elizabeth was bothered by the ray going into the other ray - but I did that on purpose creating a focal point. I think with the right palette this would be very cool. hmmm maybe . . . . or maybe not. . . .
The third was the strongest. The use of texture and value could totally make this piece great. On the other hand - how to create all that texture and value???? Not often - if ever - am I stumped on how to create a design. sigggghhhh - then this one came along. I first thought I would pick a palette and rough edge applique pieces into the composition. But I thought it would come off too graphic - too 2-D - even with the quilt line added at the end.
I've never attempted to put that much stitching into a project - adding values as well as texture with just thread should be a new adventure. I guess that's what a master class is suppose to be - exploring new topics - practicing old ones and stretching beyond your normal way of creating.
I'm quite sure I said to Elizabeth - something along the lines - just throw them into the deep end and see if they can swim!
Ohhh and Hug! Hug!! - Kissy! Kissy! Happy Valentines Day!
So what have you been up creatively?