Anyway, I think I have been over analysing what I do. Don't ask me why, but I feel the need to begin more research for a new body of work. Because of that I got out the research that has fed what I do now, the wrapping cloths. Those of you who have been coming here a while will know about the connection of domestitcity, motherhood, utility etc in what I do. That's why in these pictures you will see samples which have blanket in them
I think I will always want to work and focus on those themes, but perhaps use a different starting point. It may be that I only come up with a new surface pattern for embellishment or I could come up with a whole new product, who knows. The only certainty is that I am determined to start fresh research.
Now for the hard part, it has been so long since I picked up a pencil or paint brush that I am slightly nervous. There are other techniques I could use like I have in these samples, collage, pin pricking etc so I think I will try and combine these with painting and drawing.
In the meantime, my crazy patchork cloth is nearly finished. Once that is done I will start my new research, posting pictures here for you all to critique. Please be gentle with me......and wish me luck!!
Oh and I nearly forgot. I will be guest writing for another blog for a few weeks, you can find my first effort here, check it out!