Over the last couple of months, among other things, I've been sketching and thread doodling close up images of faces, focusing on the eyes. It's now time to start putting together the vision I have in mind for this piece.
The thing I love about working in the intuitive manner that I do, is that it becomes a bit like a giant puzzle. I have a rough image in mind, but no real plan of attack. I've cut each of the thread sketched faces out so that when sewn up they will have a 1/4" clearance between the seams and the thread sketching. As such, none of the pieces has square corners. This of course is in keeping with my mental image of the piece.
The fun comes in laying the pieces out in a rough layout and then attaching various strips of the hand painted grey fabric so that I can make it work and all fit together. As you can see, I've also added some narrow black bits here and there just to give greater contrast and keep the eye moving. Did I mention how much I love this processes?!
I'll keep playing with this over the next few days and hopefully I'll come up with an arrangement I'm happy with. Back to it...bye for now.