Oh my but I am having fun. Of course, it is also a ton of work to make a page like this one (it took all day), but if you had asked me when class began back in late November if I would be able to do this in just a couple of months, I would have laughed! But lookit! I did it! I can’t hardly believe it! This lesson is what Val Webb (click here for her blog) calls “crazy quilt” lettering, with rolling lines and many colors and little bits of art insterspersed with the writing. Fortunately, I’ve been a bit behind and have benefitted from Val’s constructive comments for others pieces before I got around to working on this. I had the wit to send Val my “first draft” before I spent a ton of time painting only to discovered I should have done something different.
Val commented that when you have a wide motif in the center as with the overalls, it is hard for the eye to jump across to continue reading. She suggested re-working the design to read as if it were two pages in a book. Brilliant! Took time, but I got it done. Here’s the series of photos shoing my progress:
And one more time, the photo from the top, repeated for comparison here:
I like the way this turned out so much I am tempted to get a custom mat to fit into a standard sized frame and hang it in my studio!