So many different ways to interpret this. As someone who likes to experiment, and my "creations" don't always match my original plans and expectations, I really have to be open to change!
In a recent workshop day with Catherine Nicholls, we were experimenting, (or more correctly playing!) with pen and ink. This is something that I have absolutely no experience with, but oh what a great day it was! We had some fun with playing with dots - lots of fun in fact! (more about that in a future post on my blog)
and eventually, we reached the point where we were to paint cherry blossoms using Inktense pencils, washes and shading. The fun with this is that it is so unpredictable as to what you will get.
I am no artist. It soon became apparent that I was not creating a cherry blossom in any way shape or form!
decidedly not cherry blossom like
Much more tulip like. I was open to this, and worked with what was presented, adding some shading with pencil crayons and dots. Some faux trapunto, some dense quilting (whaaaaattt?!) and my end result
This is an example of what I like about creating - being open to what is revealing itself as you progress and being open to change to take a project in a completely different direction!
You never know what comes next!
Thank you Gina, I really enjoyed this theme!
Finished size 16" x 16"
Wholecloth, painted, pen & inked, traputoed and quilted,
Superior Bottomline thread top and bottom