I know that's not a very orignal title, but it kind of of sums it up, doesn't it. It took me a while to come up with an idea for this challange, not because of the color, I love orange, but because it's the last in this series, and I was feeling a little nostalgic.
Before Diane asked me to join the group, I made a series of 12 inch pieces using linen napkins a friend had given me. You can see a picture of them here http://www.karenrips.com/portfolio/2008/linen_all.html.
I always loved the techniques I used on these and decided to use them again in this piece. I painted some iron on interfacing, added some cheesecloth and some little strips of blue fabric, then had fun machine stitching everything together.
I have to admit it's a bit of a relief to finish up with the color series. I've never felt comfortable designing around a color and I still don't, although I do think it's become easier. That's because I realize these are all exercises, not masterpieces, and I've given myself permission to just play around. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I am looking forward to our next adventure together.
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