Only two people did the assignment. Was it too difficult or too boring? Did the dog eat your homework?
I am extending it for another week, so let's see something from the rest of you!
Beginning with LuAnn's composition. The one on the right is the finished piece but the one on the left is the work in progress.
I am showing both because I think the unfinished piece is just wonderful as it stands. Very strong and direct and dynamic. The added borders on the other view don't support the finished work and are sorta gilding the lily.
If I saw the unfinished design (finished of course) in a gallery I would think that this artist was saying that this is just what she means to say, no filly fally.
LuAnn says she is a more is more gal, but her idea was original and looked great with no added extras.
Mary Ann made this piece and in her blog she discussed her frustration. In my opinion she got in trouble with the print. Had this been all solid color it might have been obvious that she needed more variety in scale and more elements (blocks) to repeat. The dark lines of the framing separate the elements and break up the design rather than make it cohesive. The strippy panels work as a more interesting element and perhaps they could have been the simple block. Still it was a good try.
Thanks to LuAnn and Mary Ann for being good sports and doing the assignment. The rest of you are not off the hook. Send me your designs at fibermania at g mail dot com.