getting ambitious

19 May

For a person who waaaay back in ’99 told her son “i don’t need a computer–what would i do with it: store recipes???”, i’ve come a bit further than beef stroganoff notes 🙂

Residency plans are shaping up well. These self directed times are perfect for developing new work, building skills, and hopefully, finding a few surprises in one’s self.

While i have copious ideas for my beloved natural process cloths, the ones i use in most of my work, this is the one that will be a challenge this year.


The original paint sketch above was done in 2012, and she has had one incarnation in the piece (still unfinished!) below:



While idling time yesterday before the ffFlower Mines day job, i was playing in Dreamscope again, trying various filters, and came up with this version:

atlan faceThis made my heart race! There’s definitely rust, potassium permanganate, iron and brazilwood, piecing, hand embroidery and a fair number of hours of work in her! I find it quite satisfying too, knowing that an intuitive sketch can become digitally transformed, and then finally “translated” into/with more organic processes.

Before i start “res”, the first week of June, i’ll be drawing up the “pattern pieces”, figuring out scale, pulling potential threads, and dreaming.


One response to “getting ambitious

  1. snicklefritzin43

    May 19, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Oh how I love the process and results with the woman’s face; so looking forward to seeing how she comes to life during your residency.

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