Thursday, February 20, 2014

First of a New Series

This is the first piece of a new series I'll be doing this year.  The series is "Earth's Amazing Wonders"  OK...I know...it is not exciting so I'll just call that the working title.  There will be at least 6 pieces done in textiles which will depict (or suggest) places that I find awe inspiring. I have the first several in the list. The remaining couple or three I've not narrowed down as yet. Oh I have my favorites though, it will just depend on what rises to the surface when the time comes.

First up is Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  When you look at photos of this location, it seems like someone when nuts with their PhotoShop. The colors are amazing and the contours of curving rock are beautiful.This is a view inspired by several photos...looking through the jewel-tone rock to a beautiful clear sky.  I hope I did it justice.


It does not yet have a binding as I have been struggling with just what to do. My current plan is to do a pieced binding that will just fit in with each part of the fabrics.  This art quilt also has a lot of stitching on it. I haven't done this amount of quilting in ages.  All the contour lines are stitched. At first I thought it would be a bit boring to do but it actually took on a rather organic feel as I didn't work to make the lines exact but rather made the undulate on purpose to pick up the flowing feeling of the actual rock.

I am linking this to Nina Marie's Off The Wall Fridays. Click there to see the work of some amazing artists!

8 comments:

LA Paylor said...

very bold. Looks like a woman's head to my eyes! cool
LeeAnna
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

Thanks LeeAnna! That's so fun! Kinda like looking at clouds and seeing different things. I think I see the woman's head....

Judy Warner said...

It really does portray strength to me. The quilting lines really add tremendously. Worth all that work!

Hilary Florence said...

The colours really make this zing

Geneen Granger said...

Gorgeous! try a facing instead of a binding....

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love your portrayal of the slot canyon! It is a fresh perspective, looking up to the sky... nice!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love your portrayal of the slot canyon! It is a fresh perspective, looking up to the sky... nice!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love your portrayal of the slot canyon! It is a fresh perspective, looking up to the sky... nice!