"Do you draw first?" - I am often asked this question about my works which are collaged and machine stitched, like these from #The100DayProject. In the last post, I shared a drawing and the resulting stitched work. (left below) The simple answer to the question is 'yes' ....but ...
I can't claim that these are drawings - they are more like 30 second sketches. In the top photo, you can see that I have photographed a scene from my front verandah and I also sketched it very quickly and not accurately , blocking in shapes with multi directional lines. Then the drawing has been scaled to fit my preferred size for a wearable art pin - I also took some artistic licence and omitted the house. Sometimes I work directly from the photo doing a similar thing - adding and subtracting elements for the sake of the design.
Day 21 #100pinpoems
"Morning mist softens
Loud kookaburras laughing...
Light refreshing rain."
Materials; cotton fabrics, silk organza, threads safety pin. Techniques: collage and stitching.
The two previous days are stitched from photos.
"Lest we Forget"
Materials: recycled fabric scraps, thread, safety pin.
Techniques: collage, stitching
"A change of seasons
Sprawling garden trees are trimmed
Hopeful bare branches."
Materials: cyanotype fabric fragment, thread, safety pin. Techniques: printing, stitching.
Please note: From today, I will be posting about #The100DayProject once a week.... I am finding it quite time consuming posting about the project on other social media daily as well as here three times a week. To follow my daily progress , follow my unique hash tag #100pinpoems ... on Instagram or on Facebook