If I've told you once, I've told you a dozen times. Facing a new Bee Sewcial prompt strikes an equal amount of excitement and trepidation and March was no different. Hillary/Entropy Always Wins chose the theme of "Layers" and provided a "Foreground/Background" Pinterest board as inspiration.
Both of my blocks contain elements found in Hillary's pin board, the first inspired by a Kazimir Malevich piece. The block finished at 14" x 15.5", and I felt pretty successful in creating layers, as if the oranges and white were a suspension bridge of sorts floating above the blues.
It was a mixed-media work by Rudolf Bauer using connected shapes that gave me elements for my second block, which is 9" x 16." This block doesn't seem quite as cohesive as the first, in my mind, but I still really like it. One important success here is I finally attempted a "six-minute circle!" The first (the large one below) took me close to 15 minutes, but the smaller one actually did take six minutes max. Way cool. Here's a link to a video tutorial, though just a note that Hillary told me she didn't use the freezer paper when she made them, so I tried it without and it worked just fine. If you haven't tried it yet, you really should, and add the technique to your arsenal.
So yay. Another month conquered!
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