Friday, July 11, 2008
July TIF Challenge started
These pix are working with the idea of looking back at the previous six months. The first pic shows just the pieces I "counted" for the TIF Challenge (some months, I worked on more than one idea), followed by a pic showing all the pieces I've done (or started) so far this year, except I realised that I left out some beading and sketches - o well.
I got fed up with trying to take a good pic of everything in one go, so I put pix of half at a time. Apologies for the quality; when I have more time, I'll try again with the stepladder, spreading them out on the floor in the studio instead of trying to stand on the dining room chair with the pieces spread on the table.
These pix show a new piece using the idea of halves: the original collage, threads I emptied out of a drawer, and some threads I want to work with. On to stitching, and, o, I think this piece will need some beading, too.
The interesting thing I'm getting out of this month's challenge is looking back and trying to analyse what I've done so far, as an attempt to predict what I might do in the second half of the year. It's a real mixture, some realistic, some abstract, most technical, but I've had fun with it as well. I think I'm on a collage streak now.