Friday, August 1, 2008

Meditation

I chose to work on the buddhist meaning of illumination.

My background fabric was shibori-dyed.
I drew a very simple shape of someone sitting and meditating, and with that shape, I made a stencil out of freezer paper. I used oil sticks to print the shapes, and their shadows, on my fabric.
I added a little yellow oil paint in some of the white spots of the dyed fabric and embroidered small stars.

10 comments:

StegArt said...

I really like how all your borders are different. They keep my eye moving around. And of course your dyed fabrics are so lovely.

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

I like the variety of all these quilts. I have posted mine on my blog for you to see.

Diane said...

Francoise,

This is so beautiful! It evokes such a sense of peace and contemplation. I really like how you've used the shibori lines as structure for your figure shapes... stencilling them to show the outline the way you did gives a very ethereal feel. (I probably would have been tempted to have them colored solidly and this is so much lighter.) And the composition with your borders -- wow, these borders just make the quilt but always focus you right back to the center. I love how you've done that. I think you've illustrated illumination beautifully in this piece.

Gerrie said...

Lovely, serene — The colors are very meditative. I love the bursts of yellow. And, like others, I appreciate the variety of the borders.

Terry said...

Beautifully serene. I love the little glow around the stitched star in the detail. The figures are a bit mysterious and seem almost to exist in another dimension. Lovely!

artfilstitch said...

Very meditative. I love the glowing colors with the shibori lines. The images cast so much feeling. Your borders brings everything back to central theme. Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Very soothing and meditative (and thoroughly in keeping with your other Twelve by Twelve quilts).

kirsty said...

Those lovely little glowing stars down the side are wonderful (I loved them when you teased us with one!) and, like the others, I am really taken with the borders. Very clever!

Nikki said...

So calm and pleasing. If I could find that now. I love the little touches of illumination.

Kristin L said...

There's a feeling of levitation in your composition that really underlines your interpretation of illumination. Great job.