Friday, July 20, 2007

Sumptuous Surfaces wk1


I have enrolled in sharonb's Sumptuous Surfaces online course and hopefully this blog will record my progress throughout the six weeks.

Concept - As usual I had mulled over numerous ideas which for one reason or another I discarded. I was also starting to panic as wk 2 is already underway. By pure chance this morning I discovered a folder tucked away with images I collected quite awhile ago - nearly six years if my memory serves me. This morning I also had made up my mind that I would choose an image and 'just get on with it' so coming across this folder was indeed 'a find'. On of my failings is that I think too much and 'exhaust' myself thereby losing 'the moment'. Of course this results in not achieving anything which of course in turn frustrates me to no end.

But I digress - flicking through the folder I came across an image of pears which had been used as a decor image on a box of tissues of all things. I paused and studied the image and knew that this was the one. Why??? I could wax lyrical and use a million words when the bottom line is - it is an image which pleases me - interests me and I would like to use it as a textile piece. I feel like I am cheating a little as the image is already in monotone as sharonb suggested we use for our first piece. But again I am prepared to expect the unexpected and no doubt the end result will be nothing like I see in front of me.

I am now keen to move onto the next step - I have taken a photo copy and will cut out each of the pear shapes and move the independent pieces around until I find what works for me. At this point I am thinking only two shapes - a full and half pear - but I guess I won't know until I 'play'.

I have my fabric but not threads as I wanted to wait until I had a design idea - so it looks like a trip to Spotlight is in order or maybe better - a trip to my favorite shop Bustle and Bows. The creative juices are pumping now. Could I be any happier...


5 comments:

Val said...

Hey, I'm first to comment on your new blog! You didn't think people would notice your little announcement on your other blog, did you?

I can really relate to thinking too much about a project and then not get around to the all important doing part. That's often me: I will get tons of craft books out of the library, photocopy the interesting things I'd like to do, file them away, and by that time I've used up my craft time. But I'm improving...

Are you a VIP member of Spotlight? Some of their specials look tempting.

Let's get together soon and have a show and tell with our crafts.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a plan... And yes you are right I realy didn't think anyone would still be visiting beyond the blank page... I have never put a blog together so quickly - my thinking was that this blog would be a fresh start.. I also thought that the pears would look good as a print...

Yes I am a VIP @ Spotlight...

Well I am off to work now to prepare for the big day tomorrow - Harry Potter - thank goodness it is my day off...I am just about Harry/ied out!!!!

By the way - Erin has to construct a book as part of this term's work... I said she should speak to you...

I agree we should get together soon...

Gina E. said...

Hi Sharon, I only found you here after clicking on your link at Helen's Haven. I was wondering why you hadn't posted any more to your previous blog where you wrote about Philip Island. Now I know why...hard to keep track of, lady! So you haven't seen us in an age.. Consider yourselves invited - SOON!! Still waiting for a blow job from Peter..

SharonH said...

Hi Gina,

Yes it probably seems I am hard to keep track of... You know what I am like... I creat3d this blog as a communication and show and tell with the on line course I am doing... How long it lasts after that who knows... I have been keeping track of you via your blog... Hope all is well...

Linda said...

AH Ha!

Found you.

And I was thinking ear-rings, actually, at some time in the past, but lost track of that thought.