Saturday, September 4, 2010

Eye of Panic

I have been working on this piece, Eye of Panic, for months, and finally finished it.

There was a steep learning curve on this one: the concept was good, and I did all the should have been all square and level and even. However, fabric wiggles and moves, and rotary cutters slip, and I guess I am not as precise as I would like to be.

I had trouble getting the grommets even, and although I measured the chain link, it just didn't hang right. So...I had to put clear vinyl in between the pieces to make it hang better, which was less than a joy to sew through. And the sleeve was a challenge; I pieced fabric and vinyl for that also.

The border is made of two panic designs: the yellow one was scribbled during a big attack and I printed it on fabric later. The other was a big piece of pellon that I drew on with crayon during an attack, which, sadly, ruined my rotator cuff.

The center eye is my own eye, done from a photo and overpainted and stitched.


sonja said...

glad the eye of Earl left you alone!

i think it works as life is not percise or certain and painful at times and it is enough if we try and do our best, i strongly feel. it works for me but you still might be standing too close to the storm....

Louise Elizabeth. Textile Designs ♥ said...

That's great that you can express yourself whilst you are having panic attacks -it seems like a good coping strategy for you :)