|thewhiteuniverse 2011, mix media drawing on paper|
Its a busy week.
And deadlines seem to have tapped me on the shoulder and said:
'c'mon michele! You can do it!'...
Sometimes I like to give myself a little bit of encouragement.
Especially when im tired and dont seem to have all the creative answers.
Especially when I have to switch media and think in another format.
What am I talking about?
Well, if you've been sticking with me these past few weeks, you would know that Ive been working hard on a commission for two big canvas paintings. Ive been knee deep in paint at The Pop Up studio and spending long hours staring at big expanses of white stretched canvas.
Which Ive loved...
But in the last few days Ive had another deadline, for one, or two, new woven bowls.
So Ive had to put down my paintbrushes, and think about new woven designs.
So I looked toward the inspirations that surround me everyday...
A drawing that a friend recently bought from my portfolio; a mix of sentimental patterns that sit in my home; and the tinytrappings owls that I see every time I step into this blogsite.
And then it ALL came together
And the woven form I'm calling 'Circus 2012' was born!
It took alot of hours sitting in a big chair.
But maybe, that's the rest that my tired body was asking for...
Funny how that happens...
|pattern inspirations from a vintage bread board and fabric|
|the inquisitive little owl series: coming home 2011, embroidery and felt|
|circus 2012, woven bowl, cotton, wool and felt|