Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Take It Further Challenge #1

Sharon Boggen's "Take It Further Challenge" in underway. We were given the option of using the pre-selected palette or doing a piece about someone you admire. I was momentarily stumped. The colors in the palette are so "not" me, but I could not really narrow down the field of the people I admire either. I thought I would be behind in this challenge from the get go until I took out some paints and started mixing them to get as close as possible to the colors I needed to use. I just started dabbling on some Lutradur & ended up liking the way the piece was coming together. Once the paint was dry I free motioned some "thread painting" to add the details I wanted and then added some beading for texture. The butterfly was added a a little 3D element & his body is beaded as well. Phew! I'll be ready for the next part of the challenge after all!

Of course -I still have all of those triangles to redo for the Banner Triangles Swap (see yesterday's post). I finished the first one in what I hope will be a more correct colorway. It is painted on raw linen (which I simply adore working with). I beaded it & then hand bound it with a coordinating yarn. I have started the preliminary work other 9 triangles- and thankfully the deadline for the project was extended - so I may make it on time yet! Lesson learned: ask more questions to clarify what you THINK you understand BEFORE you start! The back of this triangle is a collaged page from an old book. I am new to mixed media things - and it is not my forte!

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your TIF piece is beautiful!

sandra wyman said...

Love your "Take it Further" piece: still have mine to do!

The triangles look good - pity you had to do two lots (I can understand how this happened - went to a workshop where ONE person got it wrong because the tutor thought I was experienced enough not to make mistakes - she now knows not to assume anything where I am concerned but boy was I embarrassed!

Exuberant Color said...

Your challenge piece is so beautiful and I feel pulled into the soft scene. I want to follow that butterfly into that serene place.

Waltraud said...

Your challenge piece is so wonderful. These colours aren`t also "not" me, but your result shows, we have to work with these colours and here we can see: a great piece!!

Angelcat said...

Your TIF piece has turned out beautifully. I've barely started mine so I think I'm likely to be playing catch up from the get go.

verobirdie said...

I want to follow this butterfly into that wood. It is so beautiful.

MargB said...

This is truly lovely - thankyou

Ruth said...

The TIF challenge piece is gorgeous. Just found your blog through the challenge. I took a class from Anita last year about this time - she is wonderful.

Guzzisue said...

isn't great when something beautiful evolves like this and I love the flutterby

EMBELLISHER said...

I do like the watercolour effect of your piece.

Sue B said...

LOVE you TIF project - gorgeous!

Debbi Baker said...

What a beautiful dreamy (and creative) interpretation on the TIF colours! I love it. I am also super impressed that you are finished - I'm still only in the early stages!

Tanguera said...

Lovely piece. No one would know you didn't like the colours as they came together beautifully. I love the faces on your banners too. Beautiful.

Michelle said...

Your TIF piece is stunning, Marie! I just love it. Cool socks, too - love the color. :o)
Michelle

Natural Redhead said...

How beautiful! What talent and creativity. I have creativity-envy, I'm afraid.

jenclair said...

The butterfly is beautiful! The touch of orange is what brings it to life, Marie. The challenge colors just needed something else.

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