Sunday, February 03, 2008
Well, I didn't know what to do for this challenge; I have done a previous "literal" self-portrait, and have to admit, it is not really my thing. So, I went more with the favorite technique idea, and hoped to pull together something from that angle. Although I enjoy using a lot of different techniques, my favorite techniqe is still piecing; and more specifically, collaging fabrics together.
The design is from a sketch I had done a long time ago. It resembles a paving pattern, which reflects my background in Landscape Architecture. I started pulling blue/gray fabrics out of my stash; I think because my mood was reflecting the gray sky gloomy weather we're having, which really starts to get to me after a while. So I guess this might be considered a portrait of my mood this week.
Blue has always been one of my favorite colors, but I can't say I use these smoky, grayish blues very often! I do have one of my favorite batiks in there, which I am now down to just a scrap of. Any guesses as to which one it is? Finally, the piece is quilted with a number of icy blue and green rayon threads.
Hope you don't mind my "not really much of a self-portrait" self portrait.