A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Longing for more shadows!

Another new year, and another journal quilt challenge for 2014. This year, the size is to be 8"x8", and I do love a square, so this has got me off to a good start! The only other stipulation is that each little quilt must contain a line that travels from one of the four sides, to another of the four sides, and can be any shape. I have manipulated the photo below of a shadow made by a garden chair on our patio, and then printed it onto some canvas before stitching into it, and adding some acrylic paint. My line has been made by machine couching some red knitting wool down the side of the shadow on the left.

I may decide to try and stick to this limited palette of black/grey, white and red for the whole year, or at least for the first four months. My only wish now is for some sunshine, so that we can all be reminded of what a shadow actually looks like! 

Wherever you are, I hope you are keeping warm and dry, and enjoying some time for stitch!