It is now almost 11:00 pm and I've returned home and can finally reveal!
Having portrayed realistic images for the previous themes, I immediately decided to do an abstract portrayal of this theme when it was announced. I pictured myself daydreaming--I saw myself lounging on the ground looking up at the clouds in the sky. Images and ideas were swirling around in my head against a backdrop of blue clouds. And thus "Musings" was conceived. The pink batik represents the "not-so-grey matter" of my brain, the blue swirls are the clouds and the green squiggles are the ideas and images floating through it all. All materials are batiks and are fused and decorative stitching was used to embellish. I purchased a new Brother sewing machine (which has over 300 decorative stitches I was eager to try out) just a week before the theme was announced. Using bright rayon thread I chose several to outline the sections. I am pleased with the movement and simplicity of the piece.