Friday, October 28, 2005
what to do ...?edited version
this is a piece I started back in the summer and left on my design board for months before taking everything down to revamp the room. I'm not at all happy with it. Much of this is just pinned on as possible embellishment: orange beads in lower left, fabric beads in middle section, lime green rat tail, deep orange embroidery thread, a piece of fabric with lime green, a needle felted piece with lime green and orange, etc. I need some direction. At this point, I'm not at all happy with it. The orange and blue seemed to call for some zip, and I tried introducing the lime green, but the flaws may be deeper than just color.
Should I continue to work on this piece or abandon it? Should I consider chopping up and incorporating into a new piece or pieces? I confess, whatever vision I initially had for this evaporated months ago, and I feel completely stymied. Nothing really seems to work here, and I have to wonder, " What was I THINKING?"
I've gotten some great suggestions on this. Unfortunately, this was my first attempt at fusing, and I fused the background as I went, so adjustments will be a bit more difficult; however, keeping the comments in mind (and I agree with Mary's and Cathy's comments about the orange strip and Liz's about the orientation) - I'm trying to look at it with "fresh eyes" as Gabrielle advised.