|"The Element of Simplicity: No Excess" by Judy Wedemeyer 2012|
It took me awhile to formulate a design but then progress sped up significantly.
|Thumbnail sketches resulted in the diagram on the left. A full scale outline determined placement for key elements. Fabric choices are described below.|
Finishing details include a narrow red ribbon crosshatch to indicate a target (goals), a kumihimo (Japanese Braid) embellished inner circle that defines and honors reaching my goal of simplicity in life, and concentric quilting lines radiating toward the center of my focus. Lettering is a bold black embroidered reminder to stay true to the Element of Simplicity by eliminating Excess in my life.
Because my focus is streamlining through 2012 by Simplifying my life, I'm quite certain this theme will surface through much of my artwork this year in various forms. I've never approached a concept quite so myopically, but this singular approach has greatly energized my focused thinking. I believe my efforts will reap awesome personal rewards this year.