It’s August and I am seven months into my creative challenge for 2018 Taking Shape: Cues from Nature. This time my inspiration is the ornamental blooms of the lantana thickets that are invasive weeds in this part of the world:
One thing that I have learned is that it is an easy matter to place shapes on a flat plane. It is an entirely different matter to sew irregularly shaped pieces together with elegant seams. Piecing this design on the fly would be a recipe for frustration. Instead I opted for a plan using freezer paper templates:
Here is the completed textile painting for 15 August 2018 – Lantana – Not Grandmother’s Garden (50x50cm):
View the Taking Shape: Cues from Nature collection on my website. The next Monthly Art Project showcase is on 15 September 2018. I invite you to join the creative challenge with YOUR personal monthly art project.
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Click throuch to view the August 2018 Showcase so far: