Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thinking about Yellow

Wood Sorrel #1

I worked at Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery today. On a Tuesday, that usually means a long eight hours of sitting. I always bring along something to keep me occupied.

Today I was thinking about the Roy G Biv Challenge fabric for July 19. For those of you new to this blog, my friend Jennifer and I have a monthly challenge to find the colors of the rainbow which we call the Searching for Roy G Biv (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) Challenge.

And, every month, I create a piece of fabric in the monthly challenge color to give away to a lucky winner who plays along with us.

Yellow is a tricky color. As soon as you do something to it (with the exception of adding white), it is no longer yellow.

I have been trying to figure out what to do for the challenge fabric. When I realized an idea was staring me in the face!

I created some art cloths from sketches I made of Wood Sorrel last year. Wood Sorrel flowers are a cheery yellow but teeny tiny...maybe a quarter inch across. In my cloths, I blew them up...to about a foot across.

I decided I would have the challenge fabric feature the Wood Sorrel design.

I reduced it so it would fit on my 4" x 6" Speedball Speedy Stamp (Carve) block.

I then made a tracing of the design and transferred it to the block.

I started cutting it at the Gallery...but didn't quite finish...

Surprise, surprise...it was a VERY busy day at the Gallery.

I'll just have to add this to the growing list of projects needing to get done this month!

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