The week was full and went by quickly. Our town was blessed by a visit from Alaska’s writer Laureate Peggy Shumaker, who did a reading of her work Thursday evening and taught a writing workshop I was lucky enough to attend today. I enjoyed exercising my creativity in a different way, writing a couple of poems and the starts of some potentially longer pieces in a memoir vein.
At the studio, I was all over the place. Our annual wearable art show is coming up the end of March. I had an idea to create a pair of giant wings from acrylic emulsion and pattern tissue.
Although beautiful to look at they don’t have enough stiffness to stand up on their own, so I abandoned the project. On Friday I began surface design experiments toward creating more practical wearable’s for the exhibit. Sort of slow going and I took no pictures...
Today I finished a little piece started some weeks ago from my hand dyed fabrics which I had drawn on with Prismacolors and pieced together prior to machine quilting and adding further, unifying color with oil stick.
Meanwhile, Daily Drawing continues until morale improves:
‘Whatever you do, because you are an artist, will bring you to the next thing of your own’. –Hubertus Bigend in Zero History by William Gibson