Who knew? I not only mumble but I bumble too!! Just a woman of multi-talents, that's me.
To explain....I've been working away on Barn #2 and decided I wasn't happy. Not at all. Quite perturbed actually. It just plain didn't look right. Of course not having taken any lessons in this form of art and having to rely on what tidbits I can glean from books and the internet makes it a lot more difficult. Not having any training in art whatsoever is probably the biggest issue.
Here's what I've done so far and maybe (most likely!!) you can see what has me wondering...
The scene I'm attempting to use for inspiration is this one....
I'm limited in what I use for fabrics to what I have in my stash so that's part of the problem. Anyway....do you see the grass? Can you see that it's a great big fat mound of yuck? I wanted a field of grass and it looks like there's too much 'distance' to it - for lack of a better explanation. It's too much.
So I putzed a bit and laid some
fabric over top to audition and came up
To my seriously un-trained eye I think it looks better. It's no longer seeming to be the focal point. Maybe. Or maybe not.
or should it be scuttled altogether?
- Although I would never create one of THESE, I have to admit it made me smile.
- In my quest to learn all I can about landscape quilting, I have found a wonderful blog and am slowly reading my way through every one of her posts. THIS particular one definitely caught my eye and not because it's for landscapes. She has an amazing tip for the sane quilters out there that have issues with deciding on quilt block arrangements and spend tons of time moving blocks about to settle on a layout.. Go see what she does (scroll down a bit in her post to see it). Talk about inspired!!
- There's a really pretty crocheted shawl pattern available HERE. Perfect for a wedding shawl I think. And HERE's another wonderful one that would be a perfect stash buster. Be sure to scroll down to see some of the different colourways.
- I love THIS one for all the versatile ways you can wear it.
Oh, and just for fun, how about a picture of DH's garlic crop? Planted in a container on our balcony!
Today the quote is from Warren Buffet...."It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong"