closing my eyes while sipping my fresh cup of coffee
looking at yesterday's remnants with fresh eyes
inspiration all around me
ideas slowly awakening
contemplating the tools and materials I will play with today
Tomorrow ends my 4-day extended weekend in the studio (sniff sniff) but I feel good about what I have gotten done, what I have explored and developed, and clarity of my goals to push forward in developing my creative life. IN THE STUDIO, I wanted to show you one thing I put together. I used old dictionary and poetry book pages to layer across a large piece of paper for the purpose of using this as a texture tool in Photoshop Elements. It may seem like a silly experiment but this one image will be used over and over again in my artwork so the mileage from it could be significant. The first thing I did was print a section of the image to silk fabric through my printer so that I could use this texture as a background or pieces for a collage on fabric.
fusible applique on a quilt, cut up as collage pieces for a fiber art piece, the base for some funky fabric beads, maybe even dimensional projects such as the base fabric for little stuffed birds to make into tree ornaments for the holidays! I'm really liking that stuffed bird ornaments idea :) hmmmmm
Additionally, I had been thinking a lot about ornamentation. You have probably seen those Dover books at the book store that are filled with ornamentation from old architecture and stonework (not to mention the million other images they provide). Because I am always focused on developing my own personal imagery, I decided to try to create some of my own ornaments to use in my artwork. I'm really liking how this came out! I had taken a doodle of a scrolly vine I had made, cut a section of it and then layered that section three more times in order to build out this design in four parts. I flipped the layers horizontally and vertically until I had four pieces that I could merge together to create my ornament.
I love the way this came out and I have also broken this image into sections that I can use separately.
two sizes - one for quilting/home dec and a smaller version for art journals. If anyone is interested in a specific size (whole design or sections) leave a comment here and I will order some up right away.
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