Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Another challenge I entered was one about using text in art. Since my daughter was away at college in New York, we could stay close through texting, and I used that idea for my interpretation of the challenge. Inspired by the ‘LOVE’ piece of the 1960’s by Robert Indiana, I chose to create a whole cloth design using the letters CO for Colorado and NY for New York. My piece is titled ‘Closer Than You Think’.
I created the text in Photoshop Elements and arranged them in a fashion similar to the inspiration piece. I then used the paint bucket tool to fill the letters and the background spaces with colorful patterns. Since the piece is small enough, I was able to print it on fabric using my home inkjet printer. I stitched around the letters and also the designs within. The piece was selected to appear in the August/September 2013 issue of Quilting Arts.