Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gathering Again


Just love some of these methods for marking and printing fabric. It's been a full year since I began art making this way and I've enjoyed the challenge...learning new stitches, fabric printing and composing with soft cloth. I'll give myself another six months and maybe even a complete year to see what might be next. I have here for my first gathering three very open weave cloths, beads and screen frame. This post covers my "intention" and my beginning "gathering"  of the creative process. Need to set to work as the third step, which is called the "explosion" can be rather fun! Maybe a big mess....unexpected colors, shapes and just general surprise! Have a great week art making!

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  1. I like the two leaf print blocks, I look forward to seeing the steps. My studio always seems to be in the explosion stage.

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    1. Thank you Maggie ... I like the stamps too and it will be interesting if I'm able to stamp clearly on the loose weaved cloth.

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  2. I'm going to enjoy seeing things as they develop, love that you are showing us those beginning, idea hatching moments that get the ball rolling.

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    1. Oh Bren, at this point it is all possibilities and then the work begins and then?!!

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  3. Reminds me of getting all the ingredients in for a new recipe! Enjoy!!

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    1. Annie, I like that...gathering ingredients...!!

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  4. Explode away! I am excited to see what lands where.

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    1. Carole, Yes, I'm lighting the fuse errrr going into the studio now!

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  5. This looks like so much fun and the colours and leaf stamps look so perfect for the season. I am inspired by you but somehow I never seem to get past the paint. Perhaps time to set the intention!

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    1. ZDS, This fabric business has a learning curve and I'm hoping now I can REALLY begin. I miss my paints and brushes sometimes.

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  6. as always i'm intrigued by your process. will watch with great interest. xo

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    1. Jeane, These connections are so empowering...a wonderful place to stay connected to each others ongoing art making!

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  7. Mary Ann, your gathering together of supplies, and your gathering of stories and fabrics all is so lovely and perfect for this season... it is lovely for me to be here today.
    roxanne

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  8. Roxanne, So especially nice to have you visit...you have been mighty busy with your workshops! It seems we artists are always gathering together...supplies or workshops etc...all good!

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  9. Love the promise of these things you've gathered Mary Ann. Gorgeous motifs that I shall look forward to seeing where you go with!
    Just heating up here as you go towards the cool months! Enjoy the studio and this wonderful process!

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    1. Sophie, Thank you for your good words...full of promise indeed...now the getting to the work table. Our weather is changing but these past weeks are the most beautiful...sunny, blue skies and even dancing splashing feeding whales!

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  10. nice seeing your physical supplies that will manifest your art intention... and cannot wait to see how it all turns out...

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    1. Caterina, Cutting, sewing, printing, ironing ...still good intentions with a thousand compromises and still far to go...a perfect art journey!

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