I’ve got my first ideas down in my sketchbook.

January mindmap

One of the images that’s playing in my mind is tendrils, and serendipitously we were tidying up a mass of clematis this afternoon so I rescued some to draw later. The next step is to do some painting and drawing and think about what aspects to focus on and what textile techniques will lend themselves to expressing them. The only thing I’ve decided on so far is to knit something dark, maybe with wire, and see how introducing colour/light will transform it. I want to end up with a series of related samples in a visual journal format that is integrated and ‘designed’, at least more so than my usual messy random sketchbook work.

TIF challenge January 2
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4 thoughts on “TIF challenge January 2

  • January 20, 2008 at 9:40 pm
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    ooh that sounds lovely. I love your sketchbook style too.

  • January 23, 2008 at 7:58 am
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    Hey, I followed the link to your site from Mien’s blog, drawn in by the name, lovefibre, with the first syllable stressed! It’s a lovely looking blog, like a piece of beautifully coloured tapestry.
    Thought about what you wrote about people/artists we admire. It’s usually artists who’ve got something we (think we) don’t have, be it imagination, integrity, breadth of vision. When I’m not sure of myself I can get into a bit of a state just by looking at other artists’ blogs and seeing all that beautiful art and thinking I/my work don’t measure up. You saying that there is always also something you can’t admire is healthy. The next step up from admiration would be idolisation – wrong way to go.

  • January 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm
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    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, Fiona :o)

    I was very moved by your thoughts on admiration. And I look forward to seing what comes out of your tendrils lead (what a great concept !).

    With kind regards,

    Hélène

  • January 24, 2008 at 9:47 am
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    Your scetch book looks intersting. Rather like mindmapping. Funny how sketchbooks can be so different. A friend of mine never draws she just writes ideas and I have very few words in mine.
    Joanna

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