Sunday, March 24, 2013

Grandma's Singer ~ experimental


Okay....I think I finally got myself headed in a new direction. I'm not there yet by any means but I'm working on it. I have my grandmother's old Singer sewing machine and have always wanted to include it in a painting. I used to do a lot of sewing with it and am no stranger to those ole Jiffy patterns so one thing lead to another. I cut the last painting in half and flipped the pieces over. Waste not, want not and also it takes the pressure off to create something frame-worthy and allows me to relax and experiment.

Funny where inspiration can come from. I was looking online for different decorative patterns but found nothing I liked. Then I received a home decor catalog in the mail and found wonderful patterns on their selection of rugs. This is also a new composition for me but I think it works. My palette consisted of Ivory Black, Prussian blue, cerulean blue and Quin. pink. The pattern piece is diluted walnut ink and I added some silver leaf to the Singer and the bobbin in the lower left corner.

4 comments:

Pat's Place said...

Wonderful new perspective & patterning! Love you new ideas & experiments. Keep on keeping on - and please keep sharing!
Very inspirational.

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Pat! I do plan to keep at this but probably not to the exclusion of everything else. I like the idea of freedom of design and color choice. Shirley's work is so exciting and that inspires me a great deal.

ondedacqua said...

Quando i nostri piccoli amici ci lasciano rimane sempre un grande vuoto dentro noi,ma consola sapere che hanno vissuto una vita felice e piena di affetto.Un abbraccio
gloria

Billie Crain said...

Thank you, Gloria. I tried to give him a very good life. He was much loved and I know he knew it.