I always use a preliminary canvas the same size for a sketch as for a finished picture, and I always begin with color. With large canvases this is more fatiguing, but more logical. I may have the same sentiment I obtained in the first, but this lacks solidity, and decorative sense. I never retouch a sketch: I take a new canvas the same size, as I may change the composition somewhat. But I always strive […]
Life is a little rough at the moment, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the impact on my creative process. — Without a doubt the creative outlet is drowned in trying to make the everyday work, and to handle the rough seas. On the other hand the creative process can also be an outlet, a sacred space to play, rest and enjoy myself. But often it will feel like […]
Heard a lovely podcast for my Sunday morning coffee 🙂 – called Textile Stories from Textile Support by Angharad Rixon. More on the website in a separate post. The short interview was with Diana Springall and her fantastic embroidery collection which now can be seen online here. Looks like a great ressource. Also I paid attention to her advice; Look – not just record – Look Great inspiration for the Sunday 🙂 But this little […]
I got some really useful feedback from my tutor on my first submission. Useful can both make you happy and want to hide in a corner. I have done a little of both. I come from a very structured learning environment, and so I have followed the brief very closely and have not strayed. I have tried to be descriptive and not experimential in my approach. The result is a tentative beginning with a good […]
“One, which causes us to make sense of what we have learned, why we have learned it, and how that particular increment of learning took place” Race 2002. From HE 3.