Thursday, February 05, 2009

Worked myself into a right lather - not in a good way

Last thing before the course broke up we were given a brief to design a collaborative "screening" for the 4 windows in the textile room of the new building. We were all excited about doing it so we are carrying on with it. We have a colour scheme we are all sticking to, and the themes are seed heads, waterfalls, I forget Sandra's and my armour. I want to work on 3D pieces, not flat, based on the plates in armour and how they curve and join. So I started sketching.


So under the kick up the bum scheme, and under the word of my Aussie Mum, I got on and did something......
Working on scales with the needle and no thread for a lacey effect.


Working on some of the shapes from my doodling of late. Well i am not happy with any of it! But I have cleared my head and realised that I am going about this the wrong way. I am working in the wrong materials. I need to have something more transparent, not so heavy. So thanks Doreen, and Jan or talking it through with me. At east I know what I don't want.

I did some FME as well, to see how it would go, if I do it again I would quilt it as the furrows in the Velvet are not big enough for me.





6 comments:

Anne said...

Hi, Carol! Sounds like you have a fun day of experimenting and getting some ideas out for a good try. That's always fun, in my opinion! You learn a lot and ... you know better where you wanna go! :-)

arlee said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!

Doreen G said...

Well done Carol(said I patting you on the head) at least you know where you don't want to go and now that you have reached the fork in the road there is only one way to go.
I look forward to seeing where this all ends up.

Sandy said...

This is going to be fantastic.

Alis said...

Knowing what you don't want is a big step forward.
I love your sketches. ~When you find the right think it will work like a dream.

Cathy W said...

keeping up with your journey is fabulously entertaining! love this -- the doodles & the dreams, total fun.