Friday, January 05, 2007
My very busy day
This is a digital image I created for our regular Chat with Rosemary Muntus, a few of us make these images and have a discussion. The topic tonight was African inspired.
I made time for half an hour's play with my new toy, the Xpression embellisher. By the way, it has a new name, it's called 'The What If Machine'. This last piece is not very successful, but it was a lot of fun. I'm beginning to have a feel for the materials which work for me. The first sample was a plain piece of black felt. I used some stabilizer under this black felt. I preferred working without a stabilizer in this case. I used all sort of bits from my bag from lace to fluffy yarns. I criss-crossed and looped and generally messed about with this piece. I'm sure I will find some use for it.
I think I will leave it a while before buying DVD's and books until I have played about myself. I find myself losing my own style a bit when copying others. I will be buying them all later I can guarantee you. My shelves are full of books on how to do things.
I have had such a busy day. My list of things to do before I can really start playing is getting shorter all the time. You might think I'm going mad when I tell you I have finished two table cloths and a set of table mats for next Christmas. Well, it's not madness, but a need to use material bought in the sales last year. The materials were a bargain from Abakhan, too good to miss. But Christmas came and went and I still hadn't done anything with it, so I put it on my list of 'to do' things.