Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Struggling ...

I'm not keen on green, I don't garden with enthusiasm and I've nothing green in my wardrobe but I'm up for a challenge - or at least I thought I was. I explored all sorts of ideas, and came back to that greenest of objects, the leaf. I do like leaves so I thought that I'd try something stylised. Before going off to FOQ, (Great to meet Dianne and Heather and hope you're both safely back home by now.) I made some rough leaf shapes but now I'm wondering what I was thinking about, I can't make anything of these at all! Back to the drawing board I'm afraid.

 

 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Linda B! So nice to meet up with you last week at the Festival of Quilts!

    Have you had a look at the Dream Collections on the SAQA site, in the run-up to their annual auction of donated art quilts? There are several delicious collections based on Green that might prove to be inspirational.

    Three pages, starting on
    http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2437

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  2. It is a difficult colour and particularly where I live as we are 'green' all year round. I associate green as a backdrop not as a focal point. It meant a whole identity shift for me. I finally went thru all my photos (100's) and voila I found something.

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  3. Hate to tell you but mine is finished and ready to publish. Of course it is one of my favourite colours so not too challenging.

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  4. Heather - thanks for the link, I'll take a look in a minute, but in pondering why I struggle with green an idea has popped up, which may or may not work.

    Is that two of us finished? You can go off people you know!

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  5. You're right, Phil, green is all around us and always has been. But I don't see that as a problem with this challenge. The green can still be a background colour to an amazing contrast 'something'... Green doesn't have to be the focus.

    I love what you have pulled out there, Linda B. It looks exotic and tropical. Hope that sudden thought has been your muse whispering to you.

    Heather, I love the green Dream collection that Denise Miller puller together.

    Hilary

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