32 x 36 inches
Monoprinted fabrics, vintage fabrics, commercial decorator fabrics, lace, fabric transfer printing and embroquilting
I had a lot of fun last month with the layering of scraps so I wanted to continue with that idea this month. In looking through my various leftovers from previous projects, a number of them spoke to me of spring and I couldn't resist using them for this piece.
My thought was to make some layers with flowers be more subtle than the big burst of color that always announces spring so I tucked some drapery prints in and between the brighter greens I chose to represent the grass. I also had some interesting leaf prints from some vintage barkcloth so that went in too. And, what is spring without some birds? I had some misprints from my Hoffman Challenge piece and they worked splendidly for this piece. An unexpected addition was some overpainted lace that was quite hideous on its own but worked to give this piece some structure along the edges.
I love the whole idea of working with "messups" and "castoffs" to represent an idea. It's very liberating to compose this way! Expect even more in the future from me.
Comments are welcome!