I finally finished this piece I've been working on for a while. It's titled "Moon Garden" and is the first in a series I want to do called "The Secret Garden."
In my last post, I was pondering several problem areas, and Suzanne suggested I flip it. I did and that seemed to solve a number of problems. Of course, it caused a few new ones, but with some readjusting and adding more weight to the bottom, I'm happy with it. (Thanks Suzanne!) I also changed the too light area at the middle to integrate the whole piece better. Finished size is 9"x34".
Besides a few handpainted bits, it's made entirely out of scraps I scrounged--old sari fabrics and scraps left behind at a quilting store. Nothing makes me happier than making something for nothing!
My goal for this piece was to experiment with getting a more painterly look in fabric, trying to keep things loose and spontaneous looking and playing with soft and hard edges.