Friday, May 29, 2015

Excitement Returns...

I've got to confess, it's been a long time since I've been excited about a piece of fibre art. I seem to have been in some sort of a slump and I just couldn't seem to find motivation or excitement to produce.

Yesterday I showed you the beginnings of this challenge piece and I was initially pleased with how the brick wall was progressing. However, on further reflection I wasn't happy with how flat it looked. Out came the Inktense pencils and my water brush, as well as some music to listen too...I literally spent hours doodling and shading and I am so excited about how this is working out that I just had to pop in and show you the wall I've 'built'.

I started out with a lot of thread sketching/doodling, using a variegated gray/brown thread.

Using Derwent Inktense pencils* I began to add some shading to give my bricks more dimension.

*If you don't have these in your art supplies, you really must get some!

All that remains is a crazy amount of hand stitching...I can't wait to show you the finished piece after our group reveal on June 10th!



  1. How exciting! I can not wait to see the finished piece. We just had a conference here in my town.
    It was called Southern Accents and the art quilts were awesome. It has given me a push to create, but so enjoy being around artists.

    1. Thanks Ruthann. Yes, the inspiration from being around other artists and seeing their work is incredible. Have fun creating!


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