Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The latest challenge for 12 By the Dozen was the word Fresh, which was not an easy word to work to. Lots of things came to mind but I am so literal in my interpretation that none of these thoughts stayed round long enough to turn into a design. For a while I toyed with the idea of toothpaste and minty freshness but  wasn't able resolve a design for this.

Then I read a post by Elizabeth Barton on conveying visually, how you feel and I was amazed at how different our interpretations of 'Fresh' were. For some reason the differences validated my ideas and I began to doodle both physically and mentally. Fresh for me relates to calm and peace, I could hear waves gently lapping ........ then I remembered my daughter being delighted by the action of the tide making 'her' beach fresh for her to play on each day whilst on holiday.

I feel like a bit of a fraud posting something so simple in it's construction - painted fabric with simple machine quilting. I had intended to machine quilt foam along the 'wave crests' then heavily embellish the 'sea' but neither of these things happened. I had reached a point of calm and peace:

1 comment:

Margaret Cooter said...

Simple is good - this is so striking. And refreshing!