Today is MONDAY!
Time for a post (bet you thought I forgot…HA!).
My FAB group met recently and I posed a question to them. I showed them 4 pieces of work that I had recently finished and asked them to tell me what was the common factor in all of them.
My thinking is that with their input I would get some more feedback on the direction my artwork was taking.
I see myself gravitating in a new direction. Don’t misunderstand, I will keep designing quilt patterns because I still love making traditional quilts with a contemporary twist, but I think I’m defining, in a singular way, what kind of artwork really inspires me to create.
These are the art quilts that draw me in, that speak to my core, the ones that can suggest realism but does not convey a specific image; the ones that use colour as it’s main tool and informs the piece with line and shape.
What draws you to a textile piece in a show or gallery? What about it speaks to YOU?
Are you a person who prefers realistic images, pieces that tell a story and gives you images to respond to or do you prefer pieces that you interpret as you see it, where you get to inform the piece with your own thoughts and feelings?
BTW, the pomagranite piece at left is unquilted. The design you see is done in a dry erase pen on a piece of plexiglass, my way of auditioning quilting patterns.
I take pictures of each one as I draw them and can then refer back to see which one works best. This is not the pattern I have chosen to machine quilt it with.
If you’ve been reading my blog you’ve probably seen some of the things I’ve been producing . What feedback do you have? Any concise thoughts on the direction you see me taking?
No worries on me being offended. I say if you ask the questions then you must be okay with the answers you get.
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,