Tuesday, 29 April 2014

grow...

...so last week's assignment was wall art & i was very enthusiastic about this assignment because it was basically mixed media collage based (although it could be collaged digitally too) i spent one day working tirelessly on my piece, layers and layers and layers of paint & papers...ripping stuff off and changing it up constantly. we were given a few parameters in which to work - i was given the colours yellow & green and we had to include at least one word & a floral icon.

i took the day off on thursday because it was my birthday but i took a quick pic of it on my phone so i could keep looking at it during the day with fresh eyes, and i *hated* it. so i came home, made another, more graphic piece then couldn't decide which one i preferred...so i put it to the vote on social media (thank you if you commented on FB, IG or twitter!) & would you believe the vote was even?! one thing i did with the new piece was add a pop of pink - so i looked at the 'old' collage and decided to keep working on it, adding pops of bright pink. and so the one i submitted is the original piece with a few additions - a lesson learnt i think, but i wouldn't have got there without making the second piece. i was thrilled when it was chosen amongst some very beautiful pieces in this week's review by lilla as a good example of low volume contrast. result!

this week is all about collections...but i'm being honest, until i know what the main assignment is tomorrow, i'm having a few days off to think and contemplate...

original piece - i liked it, but it wasn't quite there
new piece, much busier & more graphic - see that little pink flower?
improved original, so pleased with it!

12 comments:

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Flying Blind... said...

Genie-arse!!

ipatchandquilt said...

Girgeous goegeous gorgeous! i am so impressed!
Esther

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love it, great composition and colors.

Kylie Hunt said...

Yes, much better with the pop of pink :) Great work Lu. The reason I chose the first one was because it was a clearer design and the second was too busy for me. Love the design process and how you got there :) Happy birthday too! Hope you had a lovely day. Kx

Chloe said...

I love both but especially the improved original, really lovely :D

Elsa said...

Your collage is lovely (both of them) and Happy Birthday!!!

sue bulmer said...

Hi Lu, I've not stopped by your blog for ages, but pleased to drop by and see some more of your lovely work. And to read about the MATS course. Keep up the fab work

pandchintz said...

I like the original, but love the improved original!

Doro Kaiser said...

fabulous!
♥, doro K.

Müllerin Art said...

Hi Lu, I just found your amazing paper-quilts on pinterest. I really love your work and patterns. Every wednesday I show an collect patterns on my blog (only in german), today I linked to you. Thank you very much for inspiration
Michaela (http://www.muellerinart.blogspot.de)

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