Thursday, July 14, 2011

Think I took a wrong turn

Somehow I got lost on this one.  I was inspired by the  color palette of the month at 3 Creative Studios.  I intended to create a beach scene at sunset, took a wrong turn,  and ended up in the desert!  
  I started with the fabrics to match the given palette.  So far. so good.  I cut a muslin foundation to sew the strips to.  I thought it was fine until the fourth strip was added.  I took the wrong turn here.  I continued with straight strips.  It would have turned out different I think, if I had gone on with curved pieces instead.  But since I hate the seam ripper, I continued on to the desert scene.   I do like the half  frame border that off sets the scene.  So, I will probably finish it up, as a lesson to learn.  Just so you know.
   Insight:  Not every thing turns out the way it was begun.  Live with it and learn.   A good life lesson in this small project.

2 comments:

  1. I love the beach, but live in a droght prone desert-like area which, I've learned, has a beauty all its own. A life lesson for me, I suppose. This turned out to be a nice piece, even if different than your original goal.

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  2. Sometimes our materials, whether they be fabric, yarn or paint, just tell us what they want to be! It's easier to go with the flow than to fight it, I think!

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