Mostly I prefer to work on a project in my studio and to share the process and results in a consolidated post after the work has gone on exhibition. Process-focused posts include:
- the process of creating Budgies Uncaged;
- Budgie Murmuration;
- Hope, Promise, Bounty: Reap What You Sow; and
This time, for something different, I will be sharing my latest project more or less in real time. I’ve decided to make a piece with a view to submitting it for the Carrefour Européen du Patchwork/ European Patchwork Meeting 2014 contest- Imagine. My general view on contests, challenges and theme exhibitions is that I will only participate if it is consistent with the body of work that already I want to create. In this case, the theme “imagine” fits easily with my Dreamlines series.
I don’t know about you but when I scrunch up my eyes, colour and patterns dance across my inner eyelids. I sketched these concept designs using the Doodle Buddy app on my iPad:
Then I had fun finding bright colours in my stash. Rather than a black background, I am inclined to go with a deep blue.
When I came back to the studio this morning, some of my composition had fallen to the floor:
Today’s task is to start sewing some of the coloured units together. What are you planning to work on next?
This the first installment in my series of blog posts about the process of creating Dreaming in Colour. I invite you to follow along.