Monday, August 03, 2009

Doodles—another way

Everything I have been doing, artwise, lately, has been carefully planned, for something and mostly on a deadline. Yesterday I found a bit of time to fiddle and play. Because it has all been pretty structured lately, I wanted to do something spontaneous, so I pulled out some of my bits and pieces of favorite fabrics and just started cutting and laying things out.

I decided right away that those pieces on the yellow backgrounds were not going to work and things needed not to float so much, but connect a bit. (By the way, these photos, shot in the studio always are really "hot" color. It isn't so red in reality)


This was better, but lacking. Then I thought about my doodles. Like the one below. Maybe I could doodle with my sewing machine and add a little interest to this goofy little abstract.

Wow, was that ever fun! So much fun that I made another. Each of these is approximately 8.5" square. The second one ended up having quite an architectural flavor to it, which gives me an idea to push that idea further. I'm sure there will be more of these.

Both of these are clickable for a larger view.

25 comments:

  1. These are really wonderful! The doodles translate so well to the fabric. Please keep going, I want to see more!

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  2. Now I do very much like your doodle and play projects. How refreshing and wonderful!

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  3. I like, In fact i like very much, what a brilliant idea nd just lifts the fabric so well

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  4. i get the zentangle newsletter and have been playing with this idea too! what fun!

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  5. Maria from Idaho4:47 AM

    I check your blog daily and just love everything you do...I have to finally say something. I just love all your work.

    What you have here just makes me smile. What a great way to start my day. Please keep it up..

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  6. I love these little pieces, esp the thread doodles. Wonderful!

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  7. Anonymous6:24 AM

    Dear Terry,
    yes i confess i visit your blog daily....rarely post...very shameful...suppose there is a name for it. My apologies :(.....
    Now for the important stuff...your fabric 'doodlebugs' are absolutely wonderful,creative,loose, and fascinating......KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!! your truly the deliquent,Missy from the bayou

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  8. Love your blog and these "doodle" pieces! Wonderful!

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  9. Terry,

    I am a subscriber to your blog but rarely comment. Bad, I know. Today, I just had to.....I have always liked your work but these doodles.....run with them! You are onto something good and would love to see where you go with these.

    Cheers from France

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  10. You're definitely onto something there! Keep going...

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  11. These are great! Your pen doodles inspired me and I was just doing one of my own yesterday. Maybe I'll put it on my blog. What size thread did you use for the fabric doodles?

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  12. Wow! Amazing how the quilting just takes these little doodles to a whole new level - awesome!

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  13. Anonymous9:11 AM

    I always read your blog, and enjoy it very much. When I saw your doodles today, I really took notice. These draw me in - - and are wonderful. What kind of fabric are you using as a background? Just regular quilting cotton?

    Rhonda M.

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  14. Oh, these are incredible. I absolutely love them. You are so good at fabric doodling. Thanks for sharing.

    I am printing these and posting them in my studio for inspiration.

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  15. The cool abstract 2nd composition wasn't bad either. I guess it is another way to see it.

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  16. These are awesome Terry! I love what you've done. And it definitely looks fun!

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  17. Oooh, I like these! I really, really, REALLY like these!

    So incredibly inspirational. I need to close the computer window right now and go play with fabric and thread!!

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  18. Fantastic!! I LOVE this direction - can't wait to see what you do next. Go Terry, go!

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  19. Doodling MASTERPIECES! thanks for sharing. :)

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  20. Hi Terry,

    I'm another "delinquent" - have been reading your blog for a short while but haven't commented until now - these fabric doodles are very interesting! I like them. It's amazing what some thread can do. And your doodles are very creative. I'd like to see more, too!

    Kristin F. in SC

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  21. Now THAT'S using your noodle! ;-) What a great way to elevate these little abstracts to something special. I know I don't often think to use my machine to doodle, but you are right, when one does, it can be fun and create great results.

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  22. Ooh, Terry, these are wonderful. Love the thread doodling -- really ties the bits together beautifully!

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  23. These are just awesome. Love your blog.

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  24. Loved these three pieces. The sticking is beautifully done. The color combinations are very appealing to the eye. The thing that I appreciated and liked the most though was the stitching, it really completed the pieces. What are the dimensions?

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  25. I was playing games online however for reading this post more interesting thanks for the share please do keep it going great job....Loveing this.

    Cheers,

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