Being bored, I started cutting out rectangles from the group of fabrics I recently sun-dyed. (A great group of fabrics, I really like the colors - and more than that - I love the fabric. I need to find a source for it.)
I arranged the rectangles on a piece of fabric I had made in the recent workshop at Pratt. It was one I made, with sad results, using a paper litho-plate technique. It works well as a background.
I've taken numerous design classes and workshops. I want there to be a 'formula', you know? But, I'm realizing, there just isn't. I can't say what makes a design work, for the most part. But I can 'feel' when it does. I just moved the squares around and around, until they 'felt' right. I would take them off, and put them back and realized there are endless possibilities that work just as well as the next. Hmmmm.
After I was tired of this game, I stopped at the latest arrangement. Then I stitched around them to secure them to the background.
Then I dampened it and arranged some metal discs on it. I wanted rusty circles! It took two days until I was tired of watching it rust. I had to re-wet under the discs the next day. I removed the aggressive rusters and moved some of them to the lazy ones positions.
Here it is now. I think I want to quilt around the rust circles.