Monday, June 4, 2012

Organic shapes

Developing Your Shape Vocabulary with Terry Jarrard-Dimond was a two-day workshop.

The first day we made geometric shapes - see previous post here. The second day we made organic shapes. All shapes were cut freehand and raw edge appliqued.

What different results. Geometric shapes were minimalist, whereas these curvaceous organic shapes went Baroque. Can you tell I had fun cutting them? Also these module sizes are all over the map.

The cutout from behind the first was used for a second module with some shape modification. Could have repeated this ad infinitum, but two are enough. At the top are loose leftovers.
basic shapes,
Except for the top left corner, they look plain Jane. So I played with leftovers.
layered with leftovers
Now I am waiting for divine guidance to make this all come together. 


  1. Beautiful, Ellen! That class looks like fun!

    1. Thanks, Heather! In choosing the colors, I was inspired by the beautiful red and brown palette of your Tuning Fork.

  2. No wonder I liked the palette so much!