Monday, October 29, 2007

New Light!

A new light has come on in me this week too, I am desperately trying to catch up my design work for C+G, last unit I really let it slide (Truth be told it was the last 2 units!). So with the light I made earlier on the weekend working out quite well, I thought I might do the one for the resolved piece for my colour unit in the same method. Well, on lutrador anyway. I am not supposed to use textiles as it is for design, but I am not going to use any stitch, and am going to treat the lutrador like paper and print and doodle on it rather than stitch.I thought I would have a play with the lutrador tonight to see what I could do. I had a lot of success in soldering it together to make a join, so that will work out, but I have a back up of wiring it too. I used fine liner pens on it and crayola Metallic markers on it too. I am going in to school tomorrow to retrieve my stamps that I had taken in to show the kids, and then forgotten!Now what to put on it, this was where I had gotten lazy. This work is all based on mandala's and so as part of my book I was supposed to have looked into personal symbols and meanings for me. Now I always had this planned but hadn't been bothered to get off my butt! But then I saw Susan D's Art of textiles blog this week and she inspired me to get moving.
She had been doodling with ink and sticks, so I thought I would have a go and here is what I did. I didn't think too much about it, just tried to use things I doodle in the staff room when the Head is talking! or when I am on the phone.
Next I moved on to fine liners. In my mandala (which I have cheated and already made!) I used circles and radiating lines over woven strips. So I stared with the idea of circles.
Here are some of my favourite bits.

Thanks Susan for getting me fired up again!

1 comment:

Susan D said...

Glad I could be of help. I love your coloured doodles and aren't they a great way to get the creative juices going again.