Saturday, May 15, 2010
I am very new at this and just could not make up my mind. I thought, "this could be anything and everything in some ways". So I was talking to my daughter and I said that I thought I was going to go with the encyclopedia (?) and her response was well Mom just go with the flow so then I decided I learned and still do from books. It has been my one constant source of knowledge so if I went with words it would give me a little more to move around with. My thought was that there are hidden treasures in any given book or flyer etc that we read and what makes up those articles that we read and learn from are words!
Then I thought ok with words comes books, bookmarks, glasses, candles and just a bunch of stuff hence that is what I am trying to express in my first ever mind thought into fabric.....lol
I found a tree of knowledge that had books hanging from it and for the first time did some thread painting...I really enjoyed this process but I need to be a little more steady I think. I also weaved my background fabric to give it a wavy feeling and more motion. The border I added to it was to represent stacks of books.
What I learned in this first ever was I need patience, but i also learned thread painting, printing on fabric, painting on fabric, the wonderful use of invisible thread and all the different stitches on my sewing machine.
Wow I cannot believe what a journey this was. I have to say I enjoyed it very much even if I was not sure of what I wanted to do.
I am so glad to be a part of this group and am looking forward to learning and challenging myself in the months to come.