The challenge for January was anything starting with J, which one member dubbed the J-Cloth Challenge. Here’s my finished piece, well finished except for the hanging sleeve. The centre medallion is a sketch I made in the fall in Melanie Testa’s drawing challenge. Thanks to Spoonflower it’s now on fabric and you can even buy it!
I considered beading this, but Young Sprout greatly admires it so I think I’ll leave it child proof at least for a couple of years. Plus, his last name is different than mine and it’ll be cool to be able to say “Just Magic, in the collection of Mr. Young Sprout.”
Combinations of red and green fascinate me. It’s often found in nature from rhubarb and red leaf lettuce to geraniums, yet not exploited that much by artists for some reason, nor in decoration. Maybe people think it’s too Christmassy? What do you think? Can those apparently overdone combos like orange and black or pink, red, and purple be revamped into something that doesn’t scream “Boo” or “Goo”?