Friday, August 28, 2009

Con Brio

Con Brio

Hand dyed and commercial cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 14.5x15" $250 Email me.

Con Brio is defined as "with liveliness or spirit" which I thought was about right for this piece.


For a long time I couldn't use browns in my work, but recently I started thinking of the color as dark orange. I love orange and that changed everything. Ha!

Just so you know, sometimes I get lost and forget what it is I do. Honestly, I get stopped dead in my tracks and forget how to make this stuff. So I go to the archives and review past works. Here's the group of photos that reminds me what my works looks like.

13 comments:

  1. I love the new colors you are using in your work! The orange and brown look great with the blue and green.

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  2. Anonymous6:57 PM

    YES! Orange is dark brown! totally!

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  3. Oh gosh, Melody -- I do that all the time! (Have to look at my work to remember what I do!)

    Love the addition of the rich browns.

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  4. Ms. Melody, I have to tell you that when I opened your blog today it took my breath away! This piece is just amazing. Each time I look at it I see a new element that is just perfect! Rest well knowing that what you do is such an inspiration and joy to others!

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  5. Anonymous9:24 AM

    In the close ups I was admiring your machine stitching. Did you have burgandy in the bobbin with the turquoise top thread to make the top stitches look more like hand stitches?

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  6. Your work is so beautiful! Sometimes visiting your blog makes me feel a bit low because I know I'll never create anything as beautiful. But seeing your pieces is a special gift because its beauty like this that makes the world a lovely place and makes your blog a treat to visit!!

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  7. Just a thought...on one of the occasions where you forget how you make your work, why not try NOT looking in the archives and start anew? You might come up with a whole new approach! Actually, I was kind of surprised that you would forget how to do your work!

    Kristin F. in SC

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  8. Just gorgeous... knock-your-eyes-out gorgeous!

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  9. GORGEOUS, SIMPLY GORGEOUS. Jeanne

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