Yesterday I was not sure where to go with my series. I left off with a fused fabric beaded number and throbbing hands/wrists...trying to decide whether or not to continue with the beading. Well, guess I am a glutton for punishment, 'cause I sure did keep beading in my daily art.
Instead of continuing with the hand-dyed, fused fabrics...which I love, don't get me wrong...I moved on to working with some my photographs that I had printed on fabric in graduate school.
Here's a recap of the backstory on those images...
And I did play around with those images some in grad school. Here are close-ups of two pieces where I tried to control myself and NOT bead the entire image;
So when I was getting started last night after an AMAZING home-cooked Italian meal (I love you, Aunt Nancy!!!) I was trying to figure out whether to head back to my canvas paper or go back to my fabric stash and get my fusible web out...and then I saw the stack of my digital prints on fabric.
And there were exactly six in the stack.
And I have six days left in July.
So it was decided.
For this piece I picked out one of my digital prints, then used acrylic paint to lightly paint the image onto the fabric, continuing with the closed eyes. Then...got out some beads and tried to control myself and not bead the entire image. (seriously, the struggle is REAL...I love beads...could barely restrain myself) I finished off with some small metallic blue stitches in the face and then I made myself put the needle and thread down, and stop.
The piece was already fused to batting, so it has a firm hand. I may or may not finish off the back with a fabric. My intention for the presentation of the piece is that it be displayed the same as my drawings and works on paper, in a white mat, framed.
Here she is;
Artist and Art Teacher