Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Revised blocked quilt

Well I searched my stash for a darker and more grayed sky fabric after EB’s comments. I came up with a hand dyed piece of fabric that I bought from Gloria Loughman when I took a class with her 2 years ago.

Hopefully the face is a thing of the past, but I find that if I stare at the picture long enough I can see all kinds of faces! Its just like looking at cumulus clouds. I have no problems finding animals and faces in the clouds.

Here is the revised quilt. I just sent it off to EB for feedback. Now I need to work on a title….

  “Burning Fossil Fuels”

  “Climate Change”

  “21st Century Challenges”

  “The Pool of Truth”

  “What a Pretty Sunset”

  “Are Humans Smarter than Frogs in a Pot?”

?????? something really clever?

Any ideas for a title?



We are heading out later to Delaware so I am linking to Nina-Marie today. I wonder how her letters are going.

Thanks for reading.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Feedback already…Yikes

All that thought about the sky and it was a something E was not crazy about. Here’s the blocked quilt and what she said.

I think this works very well and the CO2 in the clouds is nicely subtle - it's always good to have something for the viewer to "discover"...I would make a couple of minor adjustments, that's all:
1.  you have a profile of a guy with a sharp nose on the top left hand of the darkest cloud and once you see see nothing else!!!...
2.  The red fabric looks a little flat somehow next to the  clouds...I know you said it's sky but being lighter, warmer and more saturated it's advancing...and so I read it as flames rather than sky....perhaps adding a little white here and there to the smoke??  another possibility would be to have it more graduated in color..I like the yellow down near the smoke stacks by the way.  The sky is lightest near the horizon .
Don't think you need the two red bits at the top...either more than that or less than that.
So a little adjustment of the edges so that there are no profiles - unless this is a    silhouette of the Great Polluting Oligarch himself!!
And a little fiddling  around to push the sky back a bit more....
and it will be perfect!!  Good one!!  And of course I definitely am in agreement with the message.

Wow I did not even notice the face profile at all. Now that she mentioned it I do see it. That is an easy fix. Now to look for a different sky fabric. At least she did not think the black smoke was too dark which is what I was worried about. All the other things I did not see at all. More learning to do.

Thanks for reading.