Sunday, 23 July 2017

A Cuckoo - spirit cloth

I often have an idea in mind and then somehow it doesn't end up looking anything like I planned. I imagine it's a bit like those birds who think they're sitting on their own eggs but then hatch a cuckoo. I've been looking at the work made by Jude Hill on her website and wanted to do something similar. This is what  I came up with.

I quite like it but it isn't at all how I imagined it. There are a few things that annoyed me right from the beginning. I love the patchwork effect inside the large circle, but I wish it had been upright and not on a slope. I also like a lot of the textures and patterns around the edge but they look a bit 'bitty' and I wish I'd linked them all together in some way. I do like the gold embroidery though so that's good.

A couple of close ups.

I guess I'll just have to keep practising.

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