res day 8, abort

22 Jun

24 hour tummy bug yesterday, damn it, so no time at ACAD. This week sucked for getting in there, but at least on Monday i was able to find some more cotton. I’m going to have to do a LOT of work next week in the last few days i can get in!!!!!!!!!! I think the next time i do a residency, i will go for the three months! While some of the work i do is for the shop, i also try to have enough of a “stockpile” for my own work–and i’m not getting much of either done…….

I made the best of it however, and not only got a start on the first face, but managed to make 2 dozen sachets for the bread and butter sales. Boring but necessary 🙂 At least it smelled good while i was working!

I’m now “seeing” this face “dense” with asemics. Need to switch to a finer thread for the effect though, as both i used were so similar (swirls along the side of the face as well) that there is no visual difference. I’d use a silk, but the sheen makes it more obvious too.

june 21 tr rust face

tr eye

I love how the eye turned out, but doing the other so it “matches” scares me! It can’t be “identical” as light and shadow is different for each side of the face, but i hope the skew isn’t too skewy! The original work from 2007 that inspired this was all in colour, but her eyes were black/blank areas, so i’m winging this aspect. I also need to think how i’m going to add more dimension to the flower area on the left side of her face: it seems a shame to cover that with something, but it may have to happen.




7 responses to “res day 8, abort

  1. John & Mary Anne Richardson

    June 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Re the second eye issue – I’ve read that a lot of artists turn their work upside down to work the second eye. No clue if it works – but sending it along anyway!


    • arlee

      June 22, 2016 at 8:16 am

      hmm, interesting concept–maybe i’ll try it 😉


  2. late start studio

    June 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Asemics eh? I’ve lived a sheltered life and had to look it up . . . so glad I did because I’m in love with lines right now and it all makes sense to me. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • arlee

      June 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      when i discovered the term, i was floored by the fact that it had a name!

      Liked by 1 person

      • late start studio

        June 22, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        Who would have thunk it eh?


        • arlee

          June 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

          Check out the Codex Seraphinianus!!!!!!!!


        • late start studio

          June 22, 2016 at 11:12 pm

          I showed some images to my grandhearts a while back . . . it’s wonderful!



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