Sunday, February 22, 2009

sea change

The B&W versions were all composed and assembled (if not finished) at the office but last night, as I poked through the scrap bag, the Crayon People took me over and color just had to have it's way. I've been hand stitching on the color one this morning. The sun streams into my studio right over my shoulder, Jinx and I share the sewing chair, enjoy CBS Sunday Morning and a second cup of coffee and lots gets accomplished. I've decided that I'm going to finish these four pieces by mounting them on canvas and then mummifying the fabric with a thick soaking of clear acrylic medium. I've done this before with smaller pieces and I like the outcome. Of course, the hand of the fabric is lost but that's not an issue with this sort of piece anyway.

5 comments:

arlee said...

I like that idea actually of "mummifying" them---like petrification, an archaeological presentation---very kewl

Cathy Bargar said...

I'm glad the Crayon People made themelves heard! when my screen came up filled with the black/white compositions, I #1 thought I had gotten the wrong person's blog somehow and #2 started to worry that things were getting you way too down! But I love the little colored bits - they remind me of cupcakes. Carry on...

Eva said...

Amazing how "spacey" it is with this background! The coloured objects seem levitated.

Natalya said...

lovely...

jude said...

really love these. they are "deep" looking.