As the focus of my studio practice has moved to larger works, I have found myself missing the playfulness, exploration and productivity of regularly creating smaller works such as the Twelve by Twelve international art quilt challenge. I’ve also missed having stuff to share on this blog. (Marathon stitching sessions don’t lend themselves to sharing much.) What to do?
Some of my friends are participating in the 100 days project but the daily timing didn’t suit my rhythms and commitments. After reflecting on different models, I have decided to undertake a new project. Each week, I will complete a 6x6inch textile work in abstract form reflecting my surroundings here at Copacabana. I will commit to this until at least the end of 2016 (15 weeks) but, assuming that I am enjoying the process, my goal is to complete a full year’s cycle.
Week 1 is inspired by the pigface succulents that are coming into bloom on the dunes:
Here is the completed work displayed in a Ribba frame from IKEA. The edges are shown cropped as the mount is only 13x13cm (5.1 in):
Here is full version: