Creative Process~~Coffee Break!

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The smell,..the taste…the warmth…helps awaken the senses and inspirations!! And, having the cup “match” the color scheme doesn’t hurt either!  🙂

~Happy Tuesday, From the Studio~

Color Play!

Hi Everyone!~Today I’m playing around with colors for inspiration, as I experiment in the Studio….!

I love just simply using colored pencils to imagine different color combinations…

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Dividing into the Cool Colors!~~

Leafy greens

vivid Blues of water & the sky

and the majestic purples

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Then there are the Warm Colors!~~

The earthy browns...bright sunny yellows….

the orangey orangesfiery, exciting reds...

and the nice, delicate pinks

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Hummmm….just imagining….exploring….improvising & thinking up new ideas!  🙂

*Which colors “make your heart sing”? 

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In the Studio~2019!

After a long break from the Studio at the end of the year, with the busyness of celebrating several holidays, birthdays, and family events, I finally find myself back in the studio on a cold, snowy winter’s day….but feeling cozy inside and ready to work! 🙂

Ready to create Art & do Business for a New Year, 2019!…

Choosing fabrics for the backing~~What will blend & complement the “fabric painting”?

I thought you might like to see the process of preparing to finish a design!

“Field at Toledo” is ready for a backing, layering the 3 layers~~top, batting, and backing, and pinning together the layers before the thread-painting and free-motion quilt stitching begins!

The Backing layer.
Layering the Art Quilt~Top, Batting, & Backing.                                                                                 
Pinning all 3 Layers together…
Beginning the threadpainting…  I began by stitching around larger objects in the middle area of the piece, and will work outward towards the sides. Then, more layers of threadpainting and free-motion quilt lines will be added for details and more textural interest!  Stay Tuned!   🙂