Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Not Everything is Black and White

Some things are black, white and red! Like this tapestry, for instance.

This is a beautiful little number.  I love that I only used three colors but came up with something so very striking. The further you are away from it, in fact, the more interesting it becomes--those simple color choices make pretty little optical illusions, and if you don't believe me, just step back from your computer screen a bit.  Then you'll see.

I'd actually wanted less red in the tapestry--I'd wanted no red at all, really, but black and white got boring fast, so I added a bit of red, and then a bit more red, and not I'm really, really happy with how it turned out.

One curious thing about it--and I don't quite know how or why this happened--but it's not perfectly symmetrical.  Top-to-bottom it is, and side-to-side, but if you try from corner-to-corner, it's not quite the same. I spent a long time trying to figure out why not and fix it, but eventually I gave up in the hopes that it would be square when finished.  Clearly it's not square, but I think the slight lack in symmetry only enhances the experience of looking at it--more to see the longer you stare.

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