Wednesday, December 16, 2009

tracking back

I have not bothered to figure out what that means in blogeez but I have looked back over this current process and the results of this series so far and it's a comfort to discover some order in my art-work-life.

If there is nothing in my go bag to work on I start grubbing about in the studio for cloth souls that are getting along and hold auditions. Sundays are for composing the ground and rounding up the elements. There's a day of two of chess playing.

I am orchestrating the somethings, making them fall into an order, a snap shot that appeals to me.

The next step is a technical comfort - basting densely so I don't have to suffer with pins through the rest of the project which tends to make me resentful and blood spots were not a part of the original design consideration. The embroidery is a whole new adventure in design on the fly. Stitching and picking out. I have some new stitching in mind for this one to help balance and direct.  Jeez, for someone with not a lot to say about the art there are a lot of words today.

I did make a couple of changes from yesterdays post.  A couple of shifts and one addition. Today it's stronger, less wishful.


tiedyejudy said...

You must have been reading my mind! I have been meaning to ask you if you do a lot of 'pre-design' on paper before starting a project, and it sounds like the answer is no! I know Jude has her 'what if' blog for trying out ideas, but I am not good at doodling, so didn't know if I was in the minority as far as slapping things up on the board to see how they do. Just wish I could envision first, even if I didn't sketch out ideas. I'm going thru a blank spot right now... wanting to create a piece, but not 'seeing' anything when I put fabrics out. Keep inspiring me, 'kay?

Textile Art Showcase said...

I really like the approach to your work - I do something similar but never looked upon as though I was holding auditions orchestrating or playing a game of chess - I will look at things in a very different light from now on. I love the effect of this piece!

tangled stitch said...

Basting sounds divine. I don't baste but I do hate pinning so maybe next time. Love the piece!

Robin Olsen said...

Love the gentle floating quality of this one. It's fun to hear how you compose your pieces!