Revisiting Bird & Blooms
Now Pillow #4
I haven't been very happy with the outcome of this piece and have been eyeing it daily and it finally began to speak to me of what I might change.
Original details on this piece are in this post.
The flowers bothered me the most. They were too lost in the background. I chose some pastel pieces to cut swirls to add to the thread painted swirls. The stems and leaves were also very lost in the background and got fabric highlights added to them as well.
A bit more collage was created for the background to get it to a 15" pillow size and I'm now pretty happy with this piece.
The back is simple. I find that I like making the zipper part of the design and choosing one with color contrast for that purpose. With my pillow zippers I'm trying to pull the "fun" out of "functional".
I think I need to look into some charms to decorate the zipper pulls. This one will need a bird charm.
4 months into the year and 4 pillows. At least I'm not behind...yet. Pillow #5 is on the design wall and it also is asking for a bit of something extra. I wonder what that might be. I'll have to muse on it.