Monday, 30 June 2014

1 Kings in the making

Wow, it has been a while....With a new studio, new energy. Hopefully!

The verse I have been working on is from 1 Kings 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

King Solomon wished for one thing: Wisdom. And this story shows how wise he was.

2 women gave birth, one of the two babies has died. Each woman claims to be the mother of the live child. There are no witnesses. Solomon is asked to resolve the dispute. His decision is to cut the live child in half. The true mother soon reveals herself, by disclaiming the baby so that it will not be harmed.

King, baby, judgement, throne, harlots.

These are the elements which possible go into the artquilt. Time for colour choices...

The outline

Colour scheme, needs to be 'regal'

Made fabric by writing the word Wisdom lots of time. Make a template from wax paper to paint a throne.

And upside down....I am working on a different computer and it doesn't really work. But I just want to post it anyway.

I decided it needs a proper binding. First time I have used bias binding. I painted it gold to match the throne.

I see that I have to go back into the groove...I haven't taken enough pictures of the process. The 2 women faces are made from silk organza and then free motion stitched on. One has tears, the other the sword. I really have to make a better final picture.
 So yes, I have to work from another computer. And I have to make more pictures to capture the process. I enjoyed making this piece. The decission making process is always the hardest: which colours, which techniques, composition, lines vertical or horizontal? etc. But I guess that's one of the things I like about creating.

It hasn't happened before, but....I already have my ideas ready for the next one! And even slightly some thoughts for the one after that!