Sunday, January 20, 2008
Sizzling Strips - Reserving Judgment, #1
This project is from Margaret Miller's "Strips that Sizzle." I am reserving judgment on this arrangement. However, I can see more depth (my goal) looking at this photo rather than looking at the arrangement in person.
Also, it has a different look if you turn your head sideways. Actually sideways was the correct arrangement because I was copying the layout of Wanda of Exhuberant Color, with permission. That dark strip on the outside has an interesting effect on some of the blocks.
For those who don't recognize what these block are, each one is made up of two triangles. Each triangle is made from a strata in either blue/turqoise/lavendar and pink/rose. These two colorways range from light to dark in value (I think this is my problem), and each block is called light or dark, depending on the amount of value in the outer strips. There is a careful plan to this ayout.
There are a myriad of possibilities for the layout. Taking a photo is a wonderful idea to remember earlier plans.
Patience and determination are requirements in the designing process, to carry on with a project when first efforts aren't quite what you expected. It would be easy to just pick it up and put it away as a PIG (Project In Grocerysack), but now I am going to figure out what's right/wrong.
The light blocks, especially in the upper right, are too light, but I included them just 'to see'.