Not much in new work this week as I've been struggling to keep on top of Pamela Allen's class. It took off full force with everyone posting lots of exercises and Pamela critiqueing them all. One of the best learning experiences I've had--I'll be posting more about that soon.
I mentioned that I had a big list of projects in my head for after all the show stuff was over, and Lee asked me what they are. I decided to post them here so I can keep them in mind and maybe actually do some of them!
First, painting (day) and slow, hand stitching (night) need to be at the top of the list in some form because I like the way they make me feel. I crossed Photoshop off the list after my class, not that I've mastered it, but I have enough now to be satisfied. I have been pondering whether I want to transfer some of my photoshopped images to fabric and hand stitch on that. Maybe.
Mainly the projects I want to do are things I've done in the past that keep haunting me, wanting more development or a different direction. I figure if I think about them enough, they need to be done.
My top 10--in no real order and with no hopes of actually doing them all:
- Return to faces. My favorite subject for a long time. I'm thinking of ways I want to handle them in fabric.
- Work with the gorgeous pile of scraps that Cindy gave me. Maybe a scrappy journal?
- Do more with the dangly chain concept I started earlier. Very scrappy, rough fabric this time.
- I've been fascinated with the idea of transparent fiber pieces that hang in a window since Gerdiary posted them here. I'm thinking of bits of color, sun catcher style.
- Make pillows for my couch-- maybe faces or just texture.
- Turning the experimental drawings I did earlier into fabric pieces.
- Painting on blocks of wood to make them sculptural.
- Return to houses in some form, another recurring theme for me.
- Dye more fabric. This time force myself to do more grays and lights!
- Make more graffiti fabric like I used here. It's all gone.
These are faces from sketchbooks over the year:
And some made their way to fabric long ago: