I find a good way to use up small scraps from bigger projects is to make small pieces. They are generally pretty spontaneous and rely on whatever is in my scrap box at the moment. Since I have some shows coming up where I can sell small, bin art, I decided to try some of my shirting scraps and made this little piece (it is about 8" square), using scraps from my recent projects and my outlining technique.
Hmmm. It is kind of stunning in itself! But I must not lose focus. I got them all fused, stitched and then cut them all out and started arranging them on background fabrics. I got two more done yesterday.
Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, but it is great brain exercise. I think the second from the last might need some more stitching. The ones I like I will mount on black matte board and wrap in cellophane, then try to sell them cheap!
I am trying to post more regularly on my drawing blog. The latest post is about drawing trees.