I don't have a lot of regrets in life, but sometimes I think if I had to do high school over again, I might have done well to take an art class or two instead of, oh, I don't know, shorthand.
(Surprisingly, I can still read it: Dear Mr. Jackson: We have just decided to change the design of the letterhead we have used for more than 10 years. It is our feeling that the present design is old-fashioned and does not create a favorable impression. We understand that you are a commercial artist and that you have designed letterheads for other organizations in this city. We wonder whether you would consider designing one for us...)
So I might not have any art experience, other than muddling through a couple
paint-by-numbers and messing with my sister's oils or acrylics on occasion,
but as my current desktop photo illustrates, warm and cool occur together in nature all the time, and beautifully.
So I kept coming back to whether the warm and cool drunkard's path blocks could somehow coexist in my Tea Towel Challenge project. And thank you for your comments on the last post, as I considered them all. But wanting to try one more thing first, I unpicked everything and started from scratch.
We often learn what works and what doesn't by trial and error. I wanted to try the warm blocks on the outside and the purple ones around the center. Then maybe something at the corners to sort of unite the two and also play up the colors of her skirt and wrap. While I was at it, I removed the darkest purple background squares because they just seemed like distracting globs of grape jelly.
You know what? I like it. And right or wrong, I'm sewing this baby together before I change my mind again.
Who knows, a few years from now when I look back, maybe I'll have another woulda-coulda-shoulda moment. But for now, I'm okay with it, so off we go.
The corner blocks make me especially happy!