Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Watch Over My Shoulder - Seven Moons Fabric Art Series - Completion Phase #4

There is not much in the world of design that is more exciting than the completion of an original work. This is especially true for me since I don't preplan these projects. In this Seven Moon series of articles, I wanted to show that creating an original design is as simple as beginning and then, not giving up on your inspiration until you reach the finish point. For me, it doesn't matter where I end up, it's the process I love. Allowing myself to feel my way through the different stages and working free from constraints until something emerges, almost on its own will.

This piece measures 16" x 21" and is a technique using cotton fabrics and a fusible web. One of the practical benefits to creating abstract art is the opportunity to play with different color palettes. It's a great way to discover what color combinations are your constant favorites and then bravely mixing them up to form equally beautiful sets. It supplies the experience we need to build confidence with color, composition, shape, and balance.

If you've enjoyed this series and would like to see more of these in the future, please drop me a comment below. If you haven't yet viewed Phase 1-3, you can find those here.


  1. Lynda, It has been fascinating to watch your creation develop from the original "moons". I love your use of color and shape to form this art. I have always shied away from abstract art because I didn't understand what the artist was trying to symbolize. This gave me the opportunity to watch your creation emerge without having to ask any "whats". Thank you for sharing your creative process.

    1. Hi Mary, I'm very happy that you enjoyed watching the Seven Moons project change throughout its phases. Don't ever feel confused about what an artist is trying to convey because, in some cases, we don't know ourselves. We just let happen-what happens. I hope you will try creating some abstract art of your own and experience the freedom it gives you to just create spontaneously. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment.