Read all about the BeeSewcial September block assignment on Hillarys post, here, "Some things are better left Unsaid". If you are not already following entropyalwayswinsblog.com you should - she's amazing.
|Rear View 10"x10.75"|
The meaning behind the design is all about the balance of keeping focus - looking ahead in life instead of behind- but also being aware of your surroundings in a broader sense. It's important to acknowledge how occasionally glancing back is a good and necessary thing.
For my second block I wanted it to be about how situations are not black and white. Time, outside influence and other factors cause a change and progression of the way we see the same thing and how it does not always remain the same. What starts out simple can become complicated given more thought. In turn, something that initially feels overwhelming can end up being very basic once broken down.
Another interpretation has to do with how differently the same experience can vary between two people. You know, when you think to yourself - "what just happened" and you wonder if it's you or if it's them.
Here is what I said on IG: This represents the way in which we perceive and how it can distort from clean crisp well defined to jagged uncertainty or vise versa depending. This was also to emphasize the palette of black and white as a concept.
Less minimal and more abstract than the first, it is also kind of a heavy message - which led me to block #3
|Be a Duck 9"x10"|
The final one is called "Be a Duck". It's about letting life's annoyances roll off your back - it's my newest favorite saying and I've been trying to see challenging moments this way ever since I heard it. Like #2, it's all about how you choose to look at things. The secondary pattern of an eye (pun intended) is a little added whimsy.
|An early version - too literal|
|Minimal - not enough message|
Some people are naturally a duck - I am very much not a duck and am striving to be one. How about you?
Given the BeeSewcial September palette, this post seems like the perfect place to also share pictures of the cat masks made last week for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday party. There had been a dry spell with my quilting mojo and although they were cut and glued rather than sewn, crafting these little guys helped break the spell.