What you see here is what has become of this piece of painted and stencilled fabric so far. I cut up the fabric, fused and stitched it onto a ground, and have applied a few more birds and some machine quilting. I decided to work extra big, figuring I'd sort out the final size and shape later.
So yesterday, after folding and pinning for a while with the thing up on the design wall, it occurred to me that taking a photo and playing with different crops would make this decision so much easier. I just LOVE my digital camera.
So I started with a basic ordinary crop.
How would it look with less green on the sides but more on the bottom? Hmmmm.
What about square?
Maybe even more green at the bottom?
Maybe off center?
Perhaps a tight crop that cuts off elements ....
So far, the second one down strikes me as a balance I like but it's ordinary. To my surprise, the last one with cut off bits has the most energy to me. I will mull on this for a while. What do you think?