week 40--square

Such a basic shape. Simple. Plain. Uncomplicated. (Circles, too. That word will probably come out of the little red bag next; I assume it's in there since triangle was an early draw.) There were varied ideas for this one: 'Hollywood Squares', 'three squares a day', 'square root', and an op-art style layering of squares.  But I settled on squares of different sizes cut from handmade paper, rubber-stamped vellum, and dotted fabric (to contrast all those straight edges), and embellished them with purple, silver, and ivory square beads.  Pleasing placement on a rectangle was another minor challenge; centered won.

Cotton batiks and commercial prints, vellum, handmade paper, glass and metal beads, machine stitching.

1 comment:

vanillabean said...

These are all so lovely! What a great inspiration. (stumbled on your blog from the veggie printing post) I look forward to seeing more! I am going to add you to my feedly account so I don't miss them when you post.