Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pieces of my Mind?

Here is what one of my design walls looks like at the moment:
The piece on the left isn't cut off, it just ends there. The one in the middle is some layers of fabric that I was playing with for fun, mimicking the rings in some woooden shingles I had taken a photo of. The other piece was from a dyeing class I took last summer. All three pieces captivate me in some way. What way? Well, I haven't quite figured that out. :)

Right now, you might say I am between major projects. I am casting around for something to get enthusiastic about. I decided that rather than being idle - not in my disposition by any means - that I would just sew some forms that interested me. I put them all up on my design wall two days ago so I could stare at them.

So, Wednesday night our monthly SAQA Visioning call involved a guided meditation by a guest leader, Virginia Kellog. She led us through a guided meditation on vision and goals. Much to my surprise, I began to see some themes from my meditation that related to the patterns on my design wall - much to do with layers. Where this will exactly all lead, I can't really say. I do think that the idea of just letting myself play with fabrics and designs without the pressure of creating a finished piece was productive for me. Perhaps both that play and the guided meditations reflect my subconscious leading me towards my next complete project.

Stay posted for the answer!

1 comment:

  1. I really like the 'wooden' piece...reminds me of a cross-cut of redwood or burled maple -- turned into tables or flat mountings for wall clocks...the work of the late George Nakashima...