My friend Cheryl over at the Quilting Arts forum is having a challenge called 'Earth, Water, Fire and Air'. It is pretty open ended and you just have to make a quilt.
I had this really wild piece of fabric I had dyed and just didn't know what to do with until this challenge came along. I decided to thread paint my version of fire. The fabric reminded me of all the forest fires that happen each summer here in Canada. They literally devastate huge areas of land. The fires are certainly not pretty little campfires, but huge and massive and angry and destructive. The fabric reminded me of that.
I didn't draw out a shape, but let my hand and machine do the drawing. Please feel free to comment.