Saturday, 27 March 2010

Mind the gap

I made a sewn canvas yesterday and I like these
and this

and this

but as a whole?? hmm... I seem to have ended up with a gap in the middle, if I'd just put those gals a little bit closer together then all would've been well! I've decided to show it to you anyway as it'll probably take me another half a year before I find something, anything to fill it with!

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24 comments:

Chris said...

Oh wow Margaret your canvas is just BEAUTIFUL!! You are so talented... I love everything about it and I'm glad you decided to share it with us.
Have a great weekend
hugs
Chris xx

Gini said...

It's fabulous Margaret.
What about putting a quote in the middle?
That's all I can come up with as an idea, I'm not very good at collages on a large scale, actually not on a small scale either, sorry!
Gini
xx

druga szesnaście said...

I love it!
and I don't mind the gap. :)

just like Gini I thought of some text to fill it in. maybe one of the pretty ladies from the collage has something to say?

Jenxo said...

I thinks its just beautiful the way it is, but i like the suggestion of some text too...

the colors and buttons are just divinexxxx jenxo

Marisha said...

I love it, I love it !!!!So beautiful colors, and absolutelly agree with " I don't mind the gap "=))))My opinion- sometimes we need to leave an empty space just to give the viewers a chance to imagine something own...It is what I think... BeAUTIFUL...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You know anything you make is wonderful, but I agree that text would eliminate the gap. Yep, text is what would take it from great to absolutely over the top.

BTW, if you don't have that perfect rubber stamp, you can always print a saying out from your computer (GRIN).

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

The colors and your ladies are delicious M!
Lovely lovely canvas!
Happy Weekend to you and yours!
oxo

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the buttons and detail. Riki

Kayjay said...

What a fabulous work of art Margaret. I love the buttons. Gives me ideas of how to display some of my collection.

johanna said...

i wouldn´t mind the gap at all... i think sometimes there must be some spare place to get a rest for the eyes. in my opinion it is perfect, and i adore this collection of buttons and how you fixed them!!

Kristin said...

Oooh! This is stunning!! I love, love, love the soft, etherial look of the piece and all of the lovely details! And your little matchbox below is FAB - you should send it in to Somerset! Kristin xo

Nathalie Thompson said...

Text, as already suggested, would be good, but also "as-is" looks good too! Personally, if a composition makes you feel uncomfortable (because something isn't perfectly arranged) that can be very exciting!

bad penny said...

isn't it funny - I like " bits " of my work but not the whole thing. I just love it when I come across a button with old thread still attached.
Those girls are really pretty as are the colours you used. Lovely

Guriana said...

i love your canvas...i love the colour!!!:)))

cve said...

so fantastic!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow a wonderful canvas,
Love those buttons and images!

Alisa said...

I see what you mean, but I love what you have going here.... beautiful!

ale said...

hola margaret!!!!l like it VERY MUCHHHHHHH !!!the botons are my favorites and that very elegant ladys!!!...and all the rest is beautifull! in my taste...adorable like that!!!!!!muchos besos!!!!!!!!!
... l love your match boxes!!!!!so beautifull!!!!! me encanta!!!!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous palette you have used here on your canvas. I will be interested to see what you add to it. Hopefully it won't take a year and a half, LOL! Lovely work.

Electra said...

Gap or no gap, it's simply lovely!
Makes me swoon, it's so romantic!

purplepaint said...

Oh wow!!! This is gorgeous!

Sherry said...

Oh a sewn canvas - I'd never have thought of that! I think it looks wonderful as it is as there's so much detail on it. A beautiful creation.

Jann said...

Oh, I just love everything you create! I hope to make a dress soon--just have so much going on these days! Have a lovely Easter!

Linda said...

I love your work!