Friday, November 04, 2011

Butterfly and Flower

This must be a first. Nearly on time. I cut several experimental Notan images, most of them symmetrical. Then I decided to try something more representational and asymmetrical. This is the one I decided to try in fabric. There is something I like about it, but think it lacks balance. I have uploaded two views, the smaller one is rotated 90 degrees right.

I liked this challenge so much, that I am going to take the idea of paper cutting positive and negative shapes to my guild for a fun activity at our next meeting.

I am eager to do some more. This is such a welcome break from my usual work. Much more immediate gratification. I say that, but I did take the time to applique the shapes, fused and stitched.

Comments/critiques welcome.


Wendy said...

Wow, Susan.... very dramatic! The possibilities are endless! Keep playing with Notan, you'll be amazed at what comes out! You're off to a great start.

Linda said...

Great asymetrical design. That would look great framed.

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Susan, Great job on experimenting with Notan. I do think the rotated view with the large element at the bottom feels more balanced

Susan B said...

I agree, Cynthia. I had already uploaded the first one, when I decided to start rotating.