Friday, 22 March 2013

Cloud Puppy - Fire Creature

For now the working title of this piece is Cloud Puppy.

I don't have a real reason other than that is what I thought when I saw it as a line drawing. My Resident Artistic Critique-er (what do you call one who gives a critique? anyway, my son) said it must be the clouds at dawn if it were that colour, so I think it probably is. I will have to wait and see why there is a Cloud Puppy playing around in the dawn. I am sure he is up to something interesting. Most of the stories for these critters come while I am stitching.

But at any rate, the parts of the puzzle are complete and now it is up on the wall having a think before I start stitching. I am thinking of having some of those Asian clouds or arcs built up in the foreground. But not sure if they will be done in fabric or with variagated thread of the colours in the Cloud Puppy. I think he will also be breathing fire or smoke or something, but I am not sure yet.

I haven't connected the hind quarters to the torso or the head to the torso yet, I think I will do the stitching on individual parts first. I think I will mount those parts onto felt - I have some dark green - and then stitch. It helps it with not looking so flat. I have done it before with quilt wadding, but then you have the horrible white line to deal with. So, the felt should help deal with that. The background will be quilted like a quilt and then fire creature mounted onto that and stitched round.

I am linking to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

While this piece is having a think, I am trying to catch up on the Maps - which I was meant to do one a month!


Nina Marie said...

so glad you shared where you're going with this - I was wondering how it was all going to come together! How funny - dragon = puppy - reminds me of Haggard in Harry Potter calling his three headed dog - fluffy - LOL!

bohemiannie! art said...

Oh very awesome cloud puppy!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Fantastic piece, with an adorable name!

Sandy said...

Thanks for the comments. I did a series of fire creatures in small format with the Journal quilts 2 years. Now I am trying to go larger. This is the first attempt.