Here we are again in my studio. As you can see from the above photo I am about to start Day 7. This journey started with the selection of a mystery fabric. Next I chose a variety of fabrics to compliment the star. From a neatly stacked pile of fabrics an amazing original art piece has been slowly revealing its beauty.
When we parted company on Day 6 my original art piece looked like this.
Lets take a look at the progress I made on Day 7.
My original art piece, as seen above, had areas that needed filling. Rather than plug those with solid colored fabrics I decided to fill them with new ones. During the process of creating art I often have leftover bits and pieces. Some of them have a blemish here or there that made them unusable. Just because they didn’t work for the current situation doesn’t mean they couldn’t be used in the future. Those pieces are stockpiled in a basket for future use.
Here are a few of the specimens that make up the parts department. The wonky circle fragments landed in the basket because they didn’t turn out as planned. You can see that one of them has a very obvious pucker.
To start my new blocks I decided to use some of those misfit parts. Shown below is one of my recent blocks made from leftovers.
Look closely and you should be able to figure out which parts were used in the above block.
Here’s another block that resulted from leftover pieces.
My design wall saw many changes on Day 7. Lets discover what they were by comparing the end-of-day photos from both Day 6 and Day 7.
A side-by-side comparison reveals the addition of borders to two blocks, one block was rotated and three new blocks joined the party. Can you locate the blocks I am referring to?
Now lets take a look at how I’m doing with my color values. Below are Day 6 and 7’s end-of-day photos in mono tone.
I think I’m making progress in the area of distributing light, medium and dark tones. The Day 7 photo looks much more balanced. While there are improvements yet to be made I am very pleased with the progress of my original art piece.
This has been quite the adventure. Getting from Day 1 to the finish takes a lot of patience. With so much accomplished I still have a long way go. You are such a gem for following along on my journey! I greatly appreciate your willingness to stick with me. I look forward to our next visit when I will once again address the status of my original art piece.
Talk with you soon!