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!

19 comments:

wildish woman said...

That's absolutely stunning!

Ana said...

Dear Judy,
This fabric piece of work feels so cherishable, because it's made in fabric; plants and ties in with the Autumn season beautifully. I really like it! It's not something I see everyday.
Keep up the amazing work throughout November Creative Every Day. :)

Karen L R said...

Hooray for joining, Judy! LOVE the trees...

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is very inspiring!!! just gorgeous! thanks for mentioning your steps.

Enjoy AEDM!!!
xoxo,
ja
http://julieannshahin.blogspot.com

Chrissy Foreman C said...

I 'knew' as soon as I found your lovely comment on my blog that I would love your work ~ and I Do!
I know what you mean about wondergin if you're crazy for joining AEDM but, like you, I'm really excited by it! Thanks again for stopping by, I look forward to following your work!
C :)

Sam said...

This is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops :-)

Sara @Soulspackle said...

This is delightful, I love it!

Pam Aries said...

I love the colors..! Refreshing to see a new type of art, too. This seems like it would be a lot of fun t ocreate! Good luck Art Every Day!

Leah said...

What a fantastic piece!! I love the way you've created these trees. And I'm also a big fan of the way yellow leave look against wet bark. I was just pointing that out to the hubster yesterday when we went for a walk. Gorgeous!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Very beautiful and you captured the feeling ... we must be on the same wave length again for just yesterday I was in our yard admiring the beautiful shades of yellow leaves against the dark bark! I took many photos with thoughts of painting it someday!

linda said...

Lovely work! It is calming and happy at the same time! I'm also starting out the first time with AEDM...good luck!

marianne said...

judy- beautiful! i am amazed at what can be done with fabric. looking forward to making art every day with you :)

thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. you had asked about a process- hopefully this link will work, or you can look for this post in october. http://mkonvalinka.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-it-came-together.html

summer girl said...

Love these trees, Judy! Good luck with the daily art...it truly is inspiring and satisfying to do it! I think I will look into the challenge myself! love, j

RedorGrayArt said...

judy I relish the texture of the piece and the black trunks against the light sky and ground

Judy Hartman said...

Many thanks for all the lovely comments!
I loved each one.
Thank you!

Lori said...

Wow- that is great. It is great that you are taking the challenge. I imagine you will be changed for the better by the end. Exciting! So far so beautiful on the first piece!

Rebag said...

I love the trees! Trees have always been a favorite subject of mine....soo creative... I tried to go to the blog that offeres this challenge but its not coming up for me, :(

Looking forward to seeing more of your daily art!!

sparkle jars said...

I don't know if I've said this before, but your work would make a remarkable children's book or poetry book (along the line of Lois Elhert's books...favorites of my own daughters). You are very talented. I'll post one of her videos on my blog if you would like to check her out.

norma said...

This is perfect! You certainly captured the moment.