And JUST before Time is (Really) Up ... I bring you my version:
When I first read the challenge, I immediately thought of twilight--the end of the day--and the amazing sunsets we often get here in the beautiful Willamette Valley. I wanted to draw from my stash of purple, coral and pink solids. I started with the idea of improv curves to make a horizon line.
When I went to my stash to start pulling, I kept pulling out batiks. I'm not a big batik fan, but I have a few. As I stacked them together to the side, I realized that they reminded me of vacation beaches and ocean colors. That got me to thinking "back to life" at the end of a vacation.
When I started to put the strips together I realized that I wanted to use a traditional compass design to point the way home, rather than a clock to signal that vacation time is up. "Back to Reality" is a nod to my love of childhood beach vacations, and a more current interests in compass designs and symbolism. If I had a little more time, I would've filled in the "shadow" portions of the compass (and I may still decide to do that), but I do like the way it looks "empty" right now, too.
It finished at 40" x 49".
Linked up here as lucky #100!