I’m creating a line of spirit bags. This is one of them. It is made up of raw edge patchwork recycled denim with a butterfly and text transfer. The text was iron-on transferred onto cotton fabric and machine stitched in place. The mottled look of it was a happy accident due to the heat of the iron. The butterfly was directly ironed onto the bag. Since the bag has a kinda funky flavor to it, I photoshopped the background of the pic with some splashes of color.
Okay. So my home sale hiatus is officially over. No excuses. I have resumed creating–making bags and things, refreshing my soldering skills, etc. I also applied to a local show. I haven’t heard back from them but I’m hopeful that no news is good news.
Collage looks easy because it seems like a jumble of stuff put together randomly without rhyme or reason but making the various elements make sense is a process. It is a fun process though. Fabric collage is an especially good time for me because I get to dabble and play with all of that beautifully designed cloth with little fear of making a mistake. And if I feel I have made a mistake, it’s okay because fabric art is fixable using an old standby called “mixed-media.” A little (or a lot) of gesso and some paint is all it takes to start anew. Thank goodness for paint.