Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cleaner than clean

I will call it a learning experience and not be too disappointed. I have finished felting the piece from the previous post and mounted the three panels on a bamboo pole. It is not what I envisioned and it is too dark by half. I should have used a lighter sky and more yellow in general. And more flowers. More yellow flowers maybe. And what the hell is the stuff in the middle, behind the flowers? I don't know. It doesn't add anything and the brown horizon is too dark.

I tried to speed up the felting process. Note to self - Don't do that! Especially in the beginning! But my back was killing me from the previous several hours of laying out the merino roving. Note to self - Do not work at the dining room table! Not standing up! The bad thing that happened was an intractable crease in the middle of the sky of the central panel. It was not fixable. I thought about it for quite awhile, and in the end, I just cut the top part off of all the panels. The size is actually one of the best parts of the piece. I will hang it over the entryway into the dining room.

So a piece that began at 28" by 54" was reduced in the end to 12" by 36." And it's ok, barely, but it is not what I had in my head when I began. Note to self - Take your time and do not rush any part of the process!

After the first gentle felting.



What I ended up with.

I have entered it in the Art Council's Open Call with the theme of "In Bloom."

On a brighter note, I bought new shoes!



3 comments:

k said...

I like the flowers, and cropping it puts the focus on them. And I like the format.
What did you do with the top?

(I might be failing the Turin test.)

FUZZARELLY said...

Of course I kept the top bits, thank you Sister in Fiber, for assuming so. Most likely they will go into my Odd Box of Felt Pieces, but I plan to make a pair of insoles to go inside my Sweetie's work boots.

(Yay, someone is still reading this..)

Zippi Kit said...

The flowers are great, and I do read off and on, but mostly off these past two years. Many issues.

Love those shoes! Shoe envy !!!