Friday, April 2, 2010

This months round robin...HELP

Here is the round robin piece I received for this month. I think I am the 5th person to work on it. The last person added the yarn work on the left which is really throwing me off. Right now I think the piece is really disjointed and I am at a loss as to what to do to bring this together. I am really not sure how much I like this round robin thing. It's really hard to imagine what someone is thinking when they add something to a piece. I did not participate in this last year but I do remember that most of the pieces were unusual to say the least after having 12 people work on them. Have any of you been in a round robin like this before?

Remember that I can only add one thing to the piece. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

8 comments:

artymess said...

Hi Judy thats a tricky one i would say there isn't one thing you could add to unify this piece...... I would suggest you add a random item that means something to you .....and look at it as a surreal piece !!!.....Lorna x Nearly finished your art piece

Connie Rose said...

Haven't done it and probably won't, now that I've seen what can happen!! Seriously, I haven't a clue what you can do for that piece. Maybe ask one of the art quilters who regularly rescue, recover or redo quilts!
Have a great weekend. XO

Dotti said...

After seeing the results of this and 2 other round robins I doubt that I would ever join one! As for yours, I think I would cut the elements apart and pop each onto it's own background and then reassemble all the pieces into something long and narrow, element by element. Boy Howdy...you have a challenge here!

Nathalie G. said...

I would add 'windows' round the different subject.

Vivien Zepf said...

Maybe you could paint in some spilled milk around the saucer? Do you have to keep it in one piece? Can you cut it apart and sew it back together again in a more interesting arrangement? This is a tough one since I agree that it looks really disjointed.

C├ęcile Meraglia said...

To add a note of surrealism, in the right corner a hat with a veil or tulle which would return partially on eyes.

Approachable Art said...

I have been in a similar event. It was called Compositional Conversation... fascinating experiment!

Are your participants communicating with one another in a closed forum? That might help you all gain insight into what each of you is thinking about as you proceed through the work.

As for what to try, I actually like the idea of adding hair, though I think I might pull it off to the other side (the right side as you're looking at it) to help balance the unusual yarn work below the face. Maybe use the same colors as in the yarn piece to help tie it all in ever more?

Good luck! Will be interested to see how this progresses.

Jackie said...

Oh my! LOL
well, i would either put a hand petting the cat, or 2 arms coming out of the yarn thing.