Sunday, November 1, 2009
A New Challenge!
I've decided to participate in the Art Every Day challenge for November, hosted by Leah at Creative Every Day.
I ask myself, "Am I nuts? This is a busy month for me!" But I know for a fact that a challenge like this excites me and gets me moving. I love the idea of doing this in concert with other artists, checking in on how they are doing and offering encouragement. The parameters are pretty loose - it isn't necessary to produce new art every day - it can be art-in-progress or even just art-related, and it doesn't have to be every day. But I'm going to do my best to keep up and I'm hoping that the momentum will continue on into December and onward after that.
My first piece is simple, reflecting one of my favorite things about Autumn - the sight of yellow trees glowing the day after a rain, their trunks nearly black with moisture, contrasting with the deep golden leaves sparkling in the sunlight.
I hand painted fabric for the yellow leaves last night, sprinkling the paint with coarse salt to disperse the color. All of the fabrics are fused in place with Wonder Under. I'm planning to add stitching, but that will be done another day!