Have you notice this on-going Love/Hate relationship I have with my masterclass with Elizabeth Barton? I was struck with a bout of a it this week exploring our new topic, Letters. Now, let me just say that out of all the topics we've explored over the year, this is my favorite. I've been wanting to do a Letters series forever. I LOVE letters. Combing my two passions of words and fabric together seems like a match made in heaven right?!
Sighhh. . .well, you'd think so. But with such a passion for the topic, came a million ideas. A lot of them were fueled by my pinterest board on typography. Others were in folders of graphic ads I've collected over the years. With so many ideas how was one to pick? Should I go graphic, conceptual, or just darn pretty. . . .
Out of desperation, I chose this photo from my pinterest board as inspiration. I then did the usual - traced it - edit it - did value sketches. They didn't seem quite right, but I am under a deadline so I handed them in. I wrote
So she thought that was a great idea. Why didn't I do it with this piece? Oh and Why is the light source so uneven throughout your value sketches? Of course, the answer to that is that. . . .Wellll, I don't know how to draw 3d letters and what do you mean the light source needs to be constant. I HATE that I know so little about art and it always adds to more work.
Luckily there is literally a video on youtube for everything. After a long afternoon of work, I managed my own drawings. Not only did I come up with a theme for the words (I won't spoil it - you'll have to guess it), but I learned how to use photoshop to do my value drawings AND got my printer to work with my laptop. So I feel all accomplished.
That said, I missed the deadline for Quilts=Arts=Quilts. Its just as well though, I want to spend a bit more time on The Curves perfecting the stitching. I'm having a ball working on it but it does take a ton of time!!
So what have been up to creatively?