21 Mar

I’ve wanted to start something else while i work on the Leighton Art Centre exhibit piece, as i have enough time before the deadline to implement other ideas for separate work. This one has sat in my sketchbook since 2012 0r 2013 (?), and i’ve been wanting to do something with it for a long time obviously.

figure sketch free association start

And since i tend to alternate “natural” with COLOUR when i make things, first i wanted to do this :

saturated(And i will, because that is lovely. Maybe even two of the figures as shown, on that parfait dyed cotton i did a couple of years ago.)

BUT, then i realized this might work with the Leighton thing too.

blue 1OO, if i flip the fabric, she has an eye!

blue 1 eyeThread choice because it’s springy:

blue 1 thread choiceNOPE. Too dark, wrong flavour, thread choice wouldn’t work either.

blue 1 on moon


Hey, there’s still some of the moon fabric left, and the indigo dyed silk thread as well!

blue 2Muchly better-er.

blue 2 on moonI think she needs a bit of enhancement as well, but not sure if i’ll add the safrrony-yellow-orange— or maybe a violet for shading.

blue 2 moon and rootsAnd maybe i can add the long roots piece back as well, IF i space things out a bit more, so they don’t look so crowded.


I might do this one as well. Perhaps there could be a series of these, in different moods and treatments.




5 responses to “mumbling

  1. marginmirror

    March 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    A perfect example of how to practice “What if?” and to let that take you where it will. It’s gonna be wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Karen

    March 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Yum! I love them all! How to choose? I like your idea of a series. This is going to be fun to watch!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. arlee

    March 22, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Margaret and Karen, i want to do them all! The trick is to make them flow, not just copies of each other.


  4. fiberels

    March 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Love the figure with the moon


  5. Barbara M

    March 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Same here, she just looks so connected to that wonderful moon, shading will add even more depth and distance her visually from it



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