Monday, September 19, 2011

Colors and Lines

Recently, I was doing some collages and wanted a way to add a fine dark line element to them. Something that looked like it was drawn but not so…controlled…as a line drawn with graphite or pen.

So, being a former seamstress, I fired up the old sewing machines and ran some free-form lines of stitching across them. See “March Morning” or  “Surf” for examples. LOVED it.

However, I’ve been wanting to work larger, and I couldn’t figure out how to make a larger artwork fit in the sewing machine. Besides, how would a stretched canvas fit? It has wooden stretcher bars, after all. Hm…

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