Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:
|I did a little more work on First Light this week.|
If I only shared my plans and how they went, it would appear that I have everything under control as you can see:
|Detail from First Light|
1) Work on Sunrise Abstraction - Done!
a) Attach the sleeve - Done!
b) Make and attach the label - Done!
2) Free motion quilting practice - Done!
|Who knew that stitching rows of thread|
to be gathered across a 20" x 20" piece of
fabric would take so long?
3) Do some surface design work - Done!
|Or that gathering the thread, thread that I had tested|
for its tensile strength, would prove that the real test
is in the project itself. Even the gathering is taking
a fair bit of time.
I am also testing out blue glue gel as a resist. I've drawn patterns on the fabric with the glue. It needs to dry thoroughly before painting/dyeing can begin. I'm actually thinking that a fun way to go might be with ink and shaving cream. The key is for the glue not to "wash out" before the paint/dye/ink has dried.
4) Beware of when I find myself shutting down and find a way to stay open - Done!
|Blue glue gel used as a resist|
I am currently listening to The Mathematician's Shiva. Great title isn't it? It is one of those books that is slow to get going and dips regularly into involved explanations that can feel like too much information. Boy, does it nail what it is like to grow up in an academic family, though. This is why I am grateful that I didn't give up. When it is good, it is excellent.
Next week I hope to be able to share the plans for my next artwork. If don't come up with any, at least I have surface design experiments and free motion quilting practice to fill in my studio time, as you can see:
1) Create the blueprint for the next artwork
2) Free motion quilting practice
3) Do some surface design work
4) Beware of when I find myself shutting down and find a way to stay open
I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.