Friday, March 23, 2012

More of this process

I started actually cutting fabric and working for real on the campfire piece. I find it works well to work from back to front, ie, starting with a background and moving forward. I started with a very simple background of strippy sky and ground, then added the basic campfire and some tree-ish shapes.

Too small, I think. The great thing about a campfire, both real and imagined, is that you can start small and make it bigger!

So this is a basis. Now comes the part that will make or break. The fire needs to become so much more. I have a vision in my head, but only trying a few things will tell me whether it will really work. Those stones around the fire look pretty flat, don't they? Need to think about that.


  1. Terry, Thank you so much for sharing your process and your thinking. This is how I learn, and I really appreciate those of you who take the time to do it. Can't wait to watch this one develop.

  2. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Looking good.....keep going........

  3. Anonymous7:16 AM

    I so like your work. Is the black around the logs and stones stitching or some sort of black background fabric?

  4. Jean S.8:55 AM

    Have you thought about using colored pencil to shade the rocks? I use them to add dimension or detail when the fabric alone doesn't do what I want it to. Seal with Jacquard's colorless extender.

  5. love the sky, I think the campfire should be much larger.