Thursday, May 31, 2007

Notan

The new Quilting Arts Magazine came the other day. Jane Dunnewold has an interesting article in it about the positive/negative exercises called Notan. So I decided to try it, and this is what I came up with:

For the above, I cut a blossom shape out of the dark paper, and reversed it for the positive/negative effect. Very lacy, and the black and white squares are very quilt like.

Next I tried a more involved design, of a Christmas ball. Unfortunately, after a considerable amount of work, it looks like baseballs to me. I like the pinwheel effect caused by the roundness of the image.
Read the article and try it. It really is fun and it's way different from the way I usually work. I remember that Jane taught a weekend workshop in Notan a while back at QSDS. Now I wish I had taken it.

2 comments:

Joanie San Chirico said...

cool exercise!
OH, and love the new look of the blog and your picture too!

Lisa said...

Looks like fun. Your sight feed (or maybe my feed reader) was messed up and I thought you had stopped blogging quite a while back. But suddenly I see new posts again. Weird.