You know that awful art work you have hidden away? The one you conceived with such excitement, and began with such high hopes? Now, it languishes, out of sight, and you feel guilty, mad, or sad any time you think of it. What artists with works like this need to face is whether their life is following the same pattern. Those early ideas, the ones that don’t feel good anymore, can be tossed. Yesterday’s map made sense at one point in the journey, but your destination has change
Your emotions keep pooling in certain patterns, until you finally see the Rorschach blots and figure out, Oh, that’s why I am feeling this way! Now, you can rethink the pattern. Rorschach H20 Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.
………..~ Alan Watts #AlanWatts #CWWOL20120312 #pattern #Rorschach #patterns #pooling #reality #emotions #rethink
No, it’s not dirt about somebody. It’s just plain dirt. I took this outside of Perth Hall, where the Gathering Threads Conference was. If something catches my eye, and I have my camera on me, I take it. I did get a startled look from a passerby. That lets me know I’m on the right track. The thing is , any photo can make a fabulous collage paper, help create a design or texture, or even be a color reference ~ any photo. Patch of Dirt Just look at the texture and color here: lo
Just for fun, I thought I would explain the fun foam stamp process step by step. It’s good practice for me, and I am learning something new every time I do this. It’s such a great, simple way to add pattern and personal marks to a piece of cloth, or paper. And extreme accuracy is not necessary, although you could certainly tighten everything up completely if you slowed down, cut the pieces very carefully, and used ink instead of fabric paint to print the image. I print out my