Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mono Prints revisited

In March of 2010 I did a mono print everyday. Thirty of them were on 20" square pieces of linen and the thirty first one was done on a 52" square of cotton. They were all circles, black on white. The last one (#31) was the most difficult to do, since it was so large,but it was my favorite and I hand stitched the whole thing with pearl cotton. It has been traveling with SAQA's "Beyond Comfort"show since early in 2011.

Mono Print #31
52" x 52"
Several of the other mono prints got cut up and rearranged last winter and then stitched with pearl cotton over the summer. I recently had it photographed.

Fractured Mono prints
68" x 50"
Yesterday I pulled out my favorites of the remaining prints and I want to do something with them. My original thought had been to just leave them as they are and do a giant nine-patch, but I really like what happened when I cut up and rearranged the others. So for now they are hanging out on my design wall waiting for me to make a decision.
There are several more hidden away in a drawer, that will probably join these if I decide to cut them up.




 Daily stitching #349 - #352, plus some close ups.





Daily Stitching #56 - #59


Weekly Stitching #9



This post is now linked to "Off the Wall Friday"

14 comments:

  1. Your mono prints are fascinating. I am eager to see what you decide to do. The discipline of the daily posts is impressive... I am not as disciplined as this.... I am sure it pays off in the long run. Thanks for the interesting and inspiring post!

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    1. Thanks Marit. A few years ago I probably wouldn't have been able to stick with the daily projects, but I've found something that I'm loving to do and have set myself up to succeed doing it.

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  2. I love your daily stitch! I hadn't discovered you when you first started the black/white ones - can you tell me when it was so I can read from the beginning!!

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    1. They were started on March 14, my birthday and will end March 13 (soon!). I'll have a new set ready to go then.

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  3. I vote for cutting up and reassembling your prints. I had the same decision several years ago when working with bleach to make large letters. They looked beautiful just sitting there, but after I sliced and rearranged the pieces they looked much more interesting.

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    1. I'm leaning more toward cutting all the time.

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  4. I like the idea of cutting them up to - with some staggering. I also love love love the texture the stitching gives to that triangle square - will need to do that some time!

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    1. I hadn't thought of staggering, I may give that a try.

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  5. Your monoprints and your daily stitching are both wonderful. Cutting the monoprints would make an interesting composition, all right.

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    1. Thanks Judy, cutting seems to be the way to go.

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  6. Found you via Nina Marie. Love the stitching in the last photo! The monoprint ideas are nifty as well!

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  7. I've just started playing with monoprints. Love the variety of your activities.

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    1. Thanks Mandy. Mono prints are fun!

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