Saturday, 29 September 2007

A Crisis of Confidence

The Shibori Samurai went so well I was riding of the crest of the wave. Now the wave has gone and left me high and dry. I really thought I knew where I was going with my purple butterfly but suddenly I am having such a crisis of confidence that I have not been able to stitch on Flutterbys for two days.

© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway

I am worried that the purple is too dominant. I intended to stitch the veins in gold which I think will serve to break up and lighten the expanse of purple, but I am just not sure. Is this just a self-image thing, concern that I am making myself too important or am I looking at it objectively and seeing a genuine imbalance? Do I press on and see how it works out, or do I remove the stitching now and rethink the design of this butterfly? I can’t make up my mind and I don’t have time to prevaricate.

© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway


Melissa said...

When I saw the butterfly as part of the whole I think it looks balanced...especially with the pink you are adding and then with the gold you mentioned. I think it blends well with the blue butterfly and the pattern on the other next to it is also balancing. I think you are doing great! My vote is to keep going with it.

Anonymous said...

I agree. It's not gonna be any more dominant than the blue. And some gold will calm it down. So now you calm down and keep going. *S*

Margaret said...

I'll add my vote to the others. I think it all works together and your butterfly will be beautiful. It will be stunning when you have completed the piece.

Mary Corbet said...

I think it looks good - the richness of the purple goes well with the blue above and the lighter colors below. Very nice!

KV said...

There is nothing wrong with your color choice, Carol. This entire piece is stunning and will be a true masterpiece when it is completed.

Kathy V in NM