|Two Bears Floating|
Two Bears Floating was a dream to create. It is the simplest design I have made yet. It was such an enjoyable process. The colours are as clear as crystal and the tonings worked well, I think. (You can tell I am pretty happy)!
I am getting better at eliminating clutter. I feel that each time I begin a storycloth I am more more confident trying out, arranging and re-arranging. I can 'hear' myself thinking what I want the focus to be, what color and type of fabric, what effect I'd like to create. For example, the two sets of horizontal stitches at centre bottom took some working through. I didn't want any markers that took away the effect of free-floating, yet I wanted some little grounding point, formalised so it suggests human dwelling. I also wanted to pull the two pieces of cloth together, to provide an achievable 'bridge' between the two bears who seem to be floating inevitably away from each other. This is also why I added the birds at centre top - just a little, but I think strong, tie between the two floating bears. Marks that make the hope that the bears will get back together, more certain, if that makes sense.
They are each six inches by three inches and together form this week's storycloth. Any honest feedback is appreciated. Really appreciated.
At close of weekend needle I had begun the backing cloth for my next cloth. A wintery one I think.
Happy stitching everyone, Gilly