Monday, April 1, 2013

Time flies...

and before you know it an entire month has gone by.  It has been that long since I posted and my only excuse is that my muse took a vacation and then I took one right along with it.

So now that Spring has finally "sprung" and the muse has unpacked, it's time to get back to creating.

I attended Empty Spools Seminars again this year and enjoyed a class with Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.  Yup that is an addition to her name; she recently got married, but I digress.  I also took a class with Lonni Rossi, but more on her class later.

Caryl was an amazing teacher.  She shared her technique for piecing curves, designing curves with flying geese and ultimately explaining how she came up with her various abstract design ideas. 

She took us through a series of samples that we were to make before we attempted our final piece.  Here are some of the samples I did.  The first one was to test the placement of colour to create "luminosity" and stitch multiple seams together.

I wasn't as successful as I would have liked.  The second sample was to test piecing multiple curves within a piece.
Having used Caryl's piecing technique it was time to try several other piecing samples. 

Caryl had us draw a simple curve and add triangles to it so that they appeared to float within the curve.  I had a bit more success with this one.

For our final sample we were to select a picture from a magazine and using the colours within the picture, create a sample that included a curve and luminosity.  This is what I did.

I'll post later this week to show you what my final project is looking like.  Till then,
Enjoy each day, sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching and create like you dream.


Jackie said...

Your pieces are wonderful... she is my dream instructor to take a workshop with.

What Comes Next? said...

what an inspiring bunch of samples - that would have been a dream class to take. Having had a sneak peak in person, I can wholeheartedly say your samples - and your final piece, are all spectacular!

JB said...

Oh, please do post your final project from class!! What fun and inspiration you achieved. Good for you.