I found an old lace doily while rummaging through my collection of scraps. It’s about 5″ in diameter, and looks as if it’s from the 1960s or so – nylon, ‘scratchy’ and quite fragile. I’ve cut a 3″ circle from vintage cotton lace and layered them onto a hand-dyed cotton canvas background.
Usually I would avoid a yellow circle on top of a white one – this combination always makes me think of fried eggs. I’ll need to ‘do something’ with this later on, I think. I’ll see how it looks when it’s pieced together between other blocks. I have to admit that I don’t like this one much, but it’s all right for some circles to be less attractive than others, or to be less pleasing. I don’t mind that. Not everything in the world is beautiful, after all; and if art is to reflect life, then it shouldn’t all be complete loveliness.
Let’s hope we all have a beautiful weekend, though. See you on Monday.