Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
After a small delay, my latest piece, New Ideas, is finished!
New ideas form and then join together to make more new ideas in this slice of the brain. The white, glow-in-the-dark neurons carry the energy
through the gray matter.
I free-motioned the squiggles of the brain first, in a solid gray Sulky cotton thread. Later, I went back and stitched the neurons and around each idea (circle) with Glowy (glow-in-the-dark thread). And, yes. You read that correctly. All of the white stitching does really glow in the dark!
Here's another detail picture. I really like all of the texture in this piece. The hand-appliqued circles really pop out of the background and the two different layers of free-motion stitching really create some depth.
This piece was fun to create! A little different from my
traditional landscapes and just a tad scientific! ;)
I have had an idea rolling around in my head for a new piece of fiber art. It's different, especially for me. It's not a landscape, not that realistic is the true sense of the word, and I've been working through it in my mind for a while.
I knew I wanted a gray background.
The off-white circles you see are actually templates for applique.
In the picture above,
I was messing around with sizes and placement.
Next step? Picking the colors for the circles and then the coordinating threads.
Then to pull it all together, I picked the quilting thread colors.
The white thread you see on the spool, holds a special surprise!
All of the threads I use are from Sulky, of course! :)
After making all of my circle appliques, I auditioned them on the background to confirm placement. The threads you see scattered,
are the "tails" left over from making the circles.
I will use those to hand-applique the circles to the background.
You'll have to come back soon and see the next steps
that lead to the finished piece!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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