So here it is my first Internet challenge called
It's a whole cloth digital print 48cm by 61cm
Machine quilted and coloured with watercolour pencils
This is a close up image which shows the effect achieved by playing with an image in Photoshop.
I started this piece by little brain storming sessions in my head while doing other things!
Which them got transferred onto paper; phrases such as light n dark, good n evil, duality of self kept recurring.
I have also been making some self portraits and played around with some ideas combining these.
I wasn't happy, it just wasn't happening
and then I remembered an images of the earth from the air that I had played with in photoshop and printed on cotton on my Dad's large format printer.
It was just what I wanted, it fitted the theme perfectly with just a little extra shadow!
I get lost in the patterns and swirls, every time I look at it I see different mythical and demonic faces and images.
I had to stop myself quilting any more. I feel the piece is more interesting with little stitch.
The eye is allowed to wonder round more freely to discover new imaged, like watching clouds!
Red watercolour pencil was used to highlight colour already there.
So that's it from me, can't wait to see all the other pieces and thanks Claire for reminding me about the deadline.