Sunday, June 3, 2018

Coloring outside the lines

I was going to post each page of Moon Myth as it was completed, but I can't wait that long.

So here's page one in progress, which began with auditioning some Deb Lacativa cloth ...


I learned, as always. What began as a 3.5" square of blue damask shredded down to a smaller-than-intended size ...


I decided it still had potential and kept on going by wrapping the edge of the reverse appliqué orb to keep it from shredding any further ...


Then started to semi-freestyle rays of sunshine ...


which is why I use water-erasable marker, because I don't always follow the lines ...


One final note: you may notice two marker colors. The turquoise is a very heavy-duty marker that can take multiple waterings before it disappears. The purple marker is a new-to-me product that vanishes into thin air, supposedly within 24-48 hours. Unfortunately, it sometimes disappears far sooner than that, leaving me wondering where the line went ... 

9 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love the combination of your beautiful stitching with Deb's magic threads!

Dana said...

Sunspot! The blue damask is a perfect complement to the rusty sun and your stitching is gorgeous as always.

Marti said...

Moon Myth, with its dancing moon, inviting us all to share in the story, is going to be such an incredible family treasure Liz. You have the most amazing ability to tell story in such a tactile and complete way with color, thread and your incredible stitching. May your well of wondrous projects never run dry because you bring joy. Joy not only to your family, little adorable Parker, in particular, with her lovey, her special doll made by her Nana,but also to all of us who come here and are inspired by how you color outside the lines and bring life to cloth.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

these are my favorite kind of Rays....can feel the brilliance and
heat of them....they shimmer

Liz A said...

Mo - when I got my first Fat Baggie of Deb’s cloth there were some I used immediately and others I had no ideas for ... they have bided the time well and will no doubt make multiple appearances in this project

Dana - thank you and hold that thought (as Rachel Maddow would say)

Marti - thank you for your words, your presence here. The encouragement of Kindred Spirits is such an important part of my life in cloth

Grace - this batch of Deb’s threads is predominantly orange, but shot with green ... and it works perfectly. And how perfect is it that I am stitching this just as the Texas sun is reaching toward its Solstice zenith?!

Honestly, I feel like a kid with a new box of crayons ... 64 count Crayolas with a sharpener built into the back

Sue McQ said...

Love the intensity of the stitching around the sun. You are off to a wonderful start on this journey. Thank you for sharing.

Liz A said...

Sue - I was sun storming for sure!

deemallon said...

love the macro/micro of it -- because it looks like a fertilized egg, too!

Liz A said...

Dee - it does, doesn't it? I was also thinking it looks cellular (as in single-cell organisms, bacteria, or one of those high school biology diagrams of organelles) ... which is sorta how my mind goes as I stitch