I'm in love with his Study for the Homage to the Square
And although Josef (a bit familiar, I know, but we're buds now me and J) did these Homages in all sorts of conceiveable colour combinations, the reason I love the orange and yellow is that its so sunny and happy. And whilst doing a little google research I discovered the SillyBooDilly has a great post on this called the Orange Effect.
She says this: Psychological Effect: Orange has been shown to have only positive affects on your emotional state. The color orange relieves negative feelings such as self-pity, lack of self-worth and unwillingness to forgive. Orange uplifts your emotions and is a terrific antidepressant.
I don't know if its true, but it feels right !
I measured the dimensions off my monitor from Josef's painting and now I'm ready to 'duplicate'.
Well - I came back to my fabric and what do I find ?
I kicked off Miss Slinky Malinki of course. Cats can't keep you from creativity.
Deciding on how to bind, wondering do I go for a purist view or chuck in a random border:
Final choice was yellow thanks to a snap poll from my nearest and dearest. A little mishap whilst mitring the join ensured that perfection was not going to be the theme for the day, and so rather than have all these joins, I threw in a bit of orange on the border after all.
And so here's the finished item. Its not as fabulous as Josef Albers, the colours are a bit wrong, but still cute.
And I gave it to someone to cheer them up and made them cry. That's got to be a good sign, huh ?