What is underway in the studio this week is floor cloths.
The second one is a garden fairy themed cloth. I am not quite happy with how it is coming out so far. There are parts of it that I love and parts that just are not working for me. I am quite pleased with the sky in the middle of the cloth surrounded by clouds. I like how you can still see the border frame through the clouds, but it is no longer a floating harsh frame. What is not working for me is the mix of flowers and the fairy creatures. I started with some traditional flower stencils and stamps and then deviated from there. I read an interesting post on a forum about art and how it can be focusing your opinions on things, and it happened to be about magic. I realized that part of my disconnect with this border may be the balance of representational versus the more stylized art. I was thinking that I might make it work if I tried to make it reflect my own opinions on magic.
I am also working on some necklaces and jewelry as well. I have not added any new fabric designs this week, but was pleased that the street art entry came in 121st. There were a lot of really good entries. I had been warned that new designers often do not get any votes at all until people start to recognize them.