Today's post is another landscape in fabric. Last month I wrote about my interest in making work about abstracted landscapes, and posted images of a piece I made. To see the post, check it out here. Pink White and Blue. Today's piece was made during this past week, and to be totally honest, I've been busy! My son got an infected ingrown toenail, and required two visits to the hospital. A dear friend left D.C. after 5.5 years, and another friend popped into town for a wonderful afternoon at Philz Coffee. For Valentines day Ritter and I got to go to Elizabeth's Gone Raw - amazing vegan food. For my birthday I was spoiled with a spa night - my first massage in four years - it was totally awesome. All this to say, life has been busy yet great (despite insane politics) and I've really enjoyed making this piece this week. The fabric in this piece is a mix of my hand dyed/painted fabrics, Dutch wax prints, fabrics printed in Niger. and a Marimekko print.
This grey and white fabric is the back of a Marimekko fabric - love their work.
Putting fabric together to see how they look together.
Everything looks better in an embroidery hoop. I promise.
My daughter has been super patient with me as I've been hustling this week. Sometimes I can't wait for her to go to school this coming fall, but I also know I'm going to miss her so much.
Every time I take a picture, she insists on seeing it. She also loves to pose.
What my table looks like most of the time.
The fabric with the moon-like sphere is a fabric I designed and sell on Minted.com.
Trying to see if I like fish in the piece.
Yeah... I don't love the fish.
Another section I tried out here - didn't like it there. This is very normal in my work - try it, hate it, change it.
I took the above piece and cut it up and put it together with a gray fabric. Better?
Seeing how it looks in the hoop again.
What the back of the piece looks like - before ironing.
Laying things out - figuring out the order of how to sew it all together. It's like putting together a puzzle where you make the pieces as you go, and there are needles.
Trying out another piece, but it looks too much like a sailboat.
Almost done - the white pieces on the bottom and the top still need sewing.
Some detail shots of the finished piece.
This part of the piece makes me happy.
Another shot of what my table looks like.