The Sketchbook Project 2011 just got me so interested I just had to join up and do the work! A small journal is just so confrounting to me! There is no where to hide - me , my brain, my hands, my imagination and my fabric stash! Add a bit of fabric paint, gel pen and good teachers and I might be able to do this!
Here is my little journal. It is very black and not very big! Oops - what have I done. Humm! see the poppy heads in the back ground ( I'm really serious here- when I took the photo I didn't realise it was there - I was taking a photo of the blank journal!). They are a drawing of poppy heads! I drew them for a class I did yesterday morning. Now they are a screen print! (I had a wonderful day, yesterday, learning how to make really good screen prints!) I'm not saying mine are really good but now I have ean idea of what I should be doing!
Screen printed Poppy Heads on Rust dyed fabric I made over summer! Looking at that photo, I think I need to learn how to made a shobori discharge to frame the print! Oh - where do I find more time?
Tonight I've been playing with the cover of the journal. Where would I start? Well, my theme is "Below the Surface", so waves above and then me below! That is what I will attempt! I have to confront the things I keep hidden! I have no idea whether I will show you what I do , or not! Time will tell!
Here goes! Can I do it?
I'd love to know what you think - am I on the right track? Just looked at the photo (I'm not very observant). The cushions I've leant the journal against are two that I made years ago (maybe 25 years ago) when I was a spinner and weaver! They are big floor cushions. I'm already showing more of me than I knew!
Please wish me luck. This project will be a real challenge of person feeling and perserverence!