This month we are making miniatures!
What will we be making? Florals, miniature improv floral pieces. One large flower, one small flower, a bouquet, a field of wildflowers. Doesn't matter, Just make some improv flowers. I created an abstract painting pinterest board to get the ideas flowing. I felt if you looked at abstract art of flowers that would better translate into improv flowers. Maybe? Hope so. You can see the Pinterest board below or HERE.
Size - The blocks should measure 6.5" x 6.5" square.
Amount - I am asking for 2 - 4 blocks per person depending on your comfort level of making these small scale blocks. If it takes you 4 hours to make 1 block, then by all means only make 2. But if you can whip up 4 blocks quickly and this isn't challenging then send 4.
Color - I made a Pinterest board for overall color inspiration, but here are the specifics. I want the background to be black or very dark blue, think midnight, the darkest blue you have. The flowers, foliage, vase or foreground should be bright, festive, saturated colors, check out my Pinterest board HERE or see it below but I think it is pretty clear. So no pastels, tans, greys and neutrals. You can use white but just little touches of it.
Techniques - Any and all, everything goes, regular improv, paper piecing, applique. Feel free to add any embroidery or stitched on details, but certainly not required.
Overall Vision - I've added this new category to give you an idea of what I see in my head. The color inspiration Pinterest board is almost exclusively Spanish/Mexican art/design/styling, I love it. The black background with the saturated florals will hopefully create a folk art styled piece. Bold florals on black. Think miniature black velvet painting of flowers. Ready, set, go!
I plan to make blocks soon and as soon as I do I'll blog about them and post to Flickr and Instagram.
Remember this isn't just for the Bee Sewcial ladies, we would love for you to play along. Just follow the monthly prompt and post on Instagram using the hashtag #inspiredbyBeeSewcial.