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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It's All About--Me!

Last December it was my turn to suggest a theme for the local challenge group that I belong to and I finally decided on a letter or letters of the alphabet used as some kind of design element. I had what I thought was a good idea at that point but by the time the holidays were over and I actually sat down to do some sketching, something entirely different leaped into my mind. I had been having some discussions with friends and with myself about identity and egos and so I started playing with a "Me" concept and here is what finally came together:
Once I had gotten the idea I had to come up with a way to translate it into fabric before the March deadline, and after rejecting fusing and hand applique, I decided to start with the E's and see if I could piece them.  When they seemed to work, I set about putting the top section together. And then, in case you missed it, there's the tiny addition:
I, of course, had to call it "It's All About Me."

And if you're still with ME, thanks for the company!




9 comments:

  1. I like this a lot. The "M"s in various poses and perspectives look rather imposing, dominant, and proud; while the "E"s appear to be subordinate, perhaps defeated, and scattered in disarray. This is a very dynamic piece - different for you, but one of my favorites.

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  2. This is truly wonderful. As a lover of typography, this is such a great example. Bravo!

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  3. ohhh this is a great idea! I was just talking with a friend about playing with typography and this is very cool!!

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  4. Neat! Sorry I have not been by as often as I would like...but when I do get the chance to stop...I always like what new adventure you are on and you keep me inspired.

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  5. Great concept! I love the dimension of the letters and the little hidden ME is great!

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  6. WOW - this is amazing ! Very strong design - and that little ME is just adorable ;-))

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  7. Just found your blog this evening and am really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your crativity

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