Friday, July 12, 2013

An Interlude, 4

To recapitulate: the owner of a 25-cent linen top from the flea market wanted a small appliqué flower to cover a spot. 




She chose a black fabric from an old outfit sitting in my stash.











I can't seem to do small appliqué flowers--just can't bend my mind to it.





















It occurs to me that this type of interlude between huge projects is my way of playing. Since I do poorly with sketchbooks and journals, such pieces serve as studies in line, form, and materials, a place to explore.

The owner keeps wanting me to stop. Fortunately, she likes each addition, because I still have to go around the neck and over the shoulder. And yesterday she handed me a pair of pants with a spot and begged me for another small appliqué flower...

Linked to Nina Marie's "Off the Wall Friday."

20 comments:

Anneliese said...

Aha, I understand, this will go back to the owner. You know, I would put in a red spot somewhere (excuse my maybe inappropriate meddling). It seems your business is going on....
Love
A.

Nina Marie said...

First of all - are you going to do one for me?? grin - Secondly - that you would take a little idea and run with it (who would have thunk?! grin) AND last - I need to send this to my teen - this would make a hugely awesome T-shirt graphic - she's starting a business for charity this summer!

Judy Warner said...

I love this so much better than a little appliqué flower!

Angela Welch said...

Looks great! I love how it wraps around from the front to the back.

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Of course you can't stop yet. So beautiful!

Terry Whyte said...

I absolutely love your "liberated applique" !!!
I'm usually not a big fan of applique, but you really make me want to give something like this a try.
Your work is amazing!

Quilter Beth said...

Your work is beautiful and very unique. I absolutely love the shapes you have come up with. The flow of the applique over the top really draws the eye over the piece.

rothequilter said...

I really love your work. I would never have thought of doing a piece like this. Rosemary

Needled Mom said...

What a lovely "spot" it ended up being!

Sylvia said...

Fun idea!

Regina B Dunn said...

I want one, too.

Linda A. Miller said...

This is coming along beautifully! Reminds me of Maori tatoos...

Deborah OHare said...

Very inspiring. Love it!

Els said...

My dear Nadia, I'm so glad you overruled your "client" ;-)
(she is too ! handing you another piece to get your stitches in !)

When I see it opened up it looks like some lean animal jumping down from the schoulder !!! No doubt it will change again when you carry on ....

Lisa said...

Haha I love that you can't do a flower! This is so much more interesting than a flower! Glad you were able to overrule your client - you must know her well - and keep adding. I do like the asymmetrical-ness of the shirt so far!

Linda M said...

Wonderful as always! Your work has such a wonderful organic quality to it.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I'm not surprised your client wants another small appliqué flower. That first one is stunning!

Marilyn Wall said...

Love how you play. Much better than a sketch book.

helen said...

This is fantastic Nadia....so much better and more original than a flower. I'm glad your friend appreciates it. I thought of tribal tattoos too.

sherry said...

i really like the line work