Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Have never liked themes being imposed on me from outside sources. Just recently got news of requirements for a couple of shows coming up from two groups of which I am a member. For some reason I rebel against being told what theme to cover and what size to make the piece. Gosh, darn it, I have to come up with something on themes that luckily interest me, but I still object!
Anyhoo...when this happens, I have a process. Boxes of old photos are rummaged through and digipics are printed from the computer. Just absorbing them takes at least one day. Then I sketch or doodle and ruminate until something vibes with me. I seem to be the kind of person that needs to dig deep; so I'm nowhere near ready to go to my cloth stash yet. Even if one of my doodles interests me, I try to carry on filling up more and more pages simply because the more you do the looser and freer you get.
The funny thing is that once I delve into cloth and thread, I might veer off in another completely different direction.