by Teresita Leal The idea of a new post pandemic world is undoubtedly appealing, but it will still be inhabited by the old feelings that inspire this series. I symbolize them working with color, value and shape Old Feelings I - Peaceful 40 x 24 inches Raw edge appliqué Made with scraps of commercial and hand-dyed cotton fabric
New World : Resilience #3 - 33cm x 102cm (13 x 40 inches) Fire has always been part of the history in our world. Even now huge fires change the landscapes of our planet; and always when the fires stop, a new world is born.
The latest in my "Contrast" series, this composition is all about contour and line rather than realism. I started with some simple organic shapes, inspired by the Peace Lily plant that sits on the landing of my stairs. I challenged myself to find a sense of movement and depth using only black and white fabrics and threads. Quilt by Kate Themel Finished size: 40x14 in
By Betty Busby My New World series is all about the unseen. All around us, within us, atoms are whizzing around. It starts with drawing for me- here's the genesis, using my iPad- I colorized the design, had some repeats printed, then used additional appliqué and stitching to add to the design. detail 1 detail 2 detail 3 Dervish, 40x22" Betty Busby
The theme I chose for the New World cycle is Old Feelings. We might be entering a new world, but the old feelings will always be there. My first piece is finished, and now I’m working simultaneously on the next two. The technique I used in this one is raw edge appliqué of carefully chosen fabric scraps making my way through colour and value. Here's my very chaotic worktable, no time to lose when inspired and in the creative mood! And so I work on... Does it feel Peaceful? I w
I am trying hard to learn from the 3 leaves. From the fresh leaves that inspired me, until I am about to finish sewing the work, they withered. I hope I can work harder with needle and thread and complete my new work soon. I look forward to the reveal!
My goal for this Viewpoints 18-month cycle is to wander creatively, to go places I haven't been and just let things unfold. It's been an interesting experience with varying successes, but I continue to wander and try new things and have a long list of things I hope to try, eventually. In the exercise above, I set out on a 100-day challenge to play with the illusion of transparency, making blocks daily - for 49 days (oh, well). These are hand-dyed cottons and commercial print
Materials are the backbone of a work. Once again, I challenge myself with unfamiliar textiles. I choose fibers that interest me to create. I am looking forward to exploring deeper into more possibilities. It is the value of adventures.
I like to observe the changes in the color of veins in a leaf. I put the 3 leaves in front of my desk. After a few months, I discover how amazing Nature is. These 3 leaves are fascinating and attract me to further explore new creative topics.