As a member of FFFC (Fast Friday Fabric Challenge), once a month we are given a challenge, with a deadline of one week to complete an art quilt following the challenge guidelines.
This month our challenge was two-fold. To capture a mood or emotion, and to use color as a zinger.
I immediately thought of the cardinal sitting in the Rose of Sharon bush outside the studio door. It was a gray, dreary, day, and that cardinal brought a much needed relief of color, and yet seemed both lonely and content at the same time.
Without referring back to the picture I had taken that morning, I set out to recreate the scene as I felt it. This is my piece, as yet un-named:
This piece, the 4th in a series based on trees, is 13″ square, fusible, painted details, free-hand drawn cardinal, beading for the eye, yarn edged. I will be painting a 12″ square canvas to blend to this piece and then mounting it as a “hidden” canvas. That gives (in my eyes) a presence to the piece when it’s hung on the wall, but doesn’t distract from the fiber of the piece.
Detail of the cardinal:
I look forward to the January challenge, to come out the 4th Friday of the month. And possibly by then I may have named this piece?!?
4 thoughts on “Un-named FFFC Challenge #28”
Oh yes. I really like this. My first (and only) thought about a name is “Behold Red!”
I love this! It reminds me of the scene outside our window this morning when we were having snow flurries. Cardinals were all over the feeders.
This is one of my favorite pieces.
I think you should name it “Content to be lonely”.
I love this!! I think of things like Serenity or Faith when I see it…. I don’t know why… you know I’m eccentric… right?! 😉