Finally back in the studio....Feels good.
For me working in the studio is like life itself
or at least the ebb and flow of the oceans that surround me.
I work in great bursts of energy followed by
periods of slow percolation and reflection
and then the energy returns.
The rusty gate has been percolating for a while!
The design was not working for me.
Some weight was surely needed along the bottom of the piece.
All it needed was a thin strip of rust....wrong!
Luckily I pinned a wide strip in place expecting to cut it back later.
viewing it from a distance,
it occurred to me the width of that strip was perfect.
Now the piece looked balanced.
And the few random echoes of the more precise shapes above play an important role
Parts of the clover leaf spirals were lost in the new seam.
The eye will want to follow that curve.
Some kind of stitching will do the trick.
There are echoes of triangles that need to be developed.
I see many hours of stitching in the near future!