|Working on a water element...hum...|
|still building a body of water...|
I'm deeply buried inside a new fabric collage art piece. You've often heard me say that, when writing, my characters will, at some point, take over the story. The same thing happens when I get into a new
art piece. I begin with a hazy destination in mind, but along the way, the piece starts telling me what it needs, where it wants to go, how it wants to feel. *Ditsy but true.
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It's an exciting way to design because I'm never sure where the
|Water element finds a home...|
What comes next?
For those of you who follow my fabric art and who've asked me to create a tutorial, you'll be glad to know that I am creating a PDF photo tutorial of this piece as I progress. When it's finished it will be available in my Etsy Shop, ICKY CHIC DESIGNS. I will be creating PDF tutorials for all my future projects, so check back throughout the year to see what's new. At the moment I have one tutorial that has TWO pieces showcased, one collage technique and one mosaic. View that here. If you've never tried this and have no clue where to begin, the tutorials will give you a photo-guide. There is also a starter kit containing a background fabric and a collection of fused fabrics to get you going, if you need that.
As you can see in the photo on the left, the right half of this fabric collage is beginning to form a scene we can recognize. I say beginning, because it still needs a lot of detailing. However, it's now taking on a life of it's own. If you study it for just a little bit, it will begin to talk to you too, telling you what needs to come next, what's working and what's not. I bet you didn't know that art required good listening skills, did you? :)
Happy designing everyone!