Lately, I’ve noticed a glazed over look come into peoples eyes when I try to explain everything I do to create a piece. Maybe because when I work I don’t just use one method. I can’t say that I just paint, or sew, or bead and so on. I view each method as a tool in my art box. I have favorites that I always return to or evolve, sometimes I just experiment and I’m usually excited to work new tools/methods into my supply box. But at the same time I’ve noticed that when I tell fellow artists how I do something, they get really curious and excited. I love that. I love to share and perhaps get someone to think about different ways to work their own medium.
So here’s a close up of one of my latest creations. Lots of different methods involved. It actually started with a scrap piece left over from one of my watercolor relief rubbing/screen printing projects. The background fabric (hand dyed) had been hiding out in my stash from a few years ago. The challenge was to make the two pieces work as one.