More exercises from Ilze’s workbook … #365ChallengePostcards
More exercises from Ilze Aviks, The Stitched Mark. #365ChallengePostcards
I’ve discovered the work of US textile artist Ilze Aviks, and purchased her workbook, The Stitched Mark. What a wonderful collection of exercises! I’m working my way through them as I have time, and here are the first: #365ChallengePostcards
Just playing with the concept of 3D quilted netting …Another iteration of the swimmers. Trying to abstract the swimmers as much as possible.
What is essential? I broke a copy of yesterday’s piece down further and further until it became so abstracted that the focal point was lost to determine what was really essential to this design. The swimming cap!
The next piece in the Swimmers series. I am seeking to break the swimmer into her essential parts and identify the key design elements I will take forward.
Not a postcard size … but today’s output, and I don’t have time to make a postcard too. Part of my ‘homework’ for an excellent online course I’m doing: Working in a Series with Lisa Call.
Practice, practice, practice.I originally made this little foldable book to take with me to the botanic gardens for a few hours of relaxing sketching. That somehow didn’t happen, so I grabbed it to do continuous line drawings of the lilies on my kitchen bench of the last few days. Part of the coursework for Making … More Continuous Line Drawing
A reconnaissance of my garden for inspiration, and it came in great cascades with the palm tree in our front garden. Inspiring textures galore: I’ve started doing a couple of short courses in the last weeks: Inspired by Nature – exploring Mixed Media with Tara Axford through Fibre Arts Take Two (my first assignment was … More Palm Textures
How does this artist select, apply and alter their chosen materials? Overview Cas Holmes is an UK artist who exhibits, teaches and runs projects throughout the world, and in collaboration with other artists. The statement on her website: “Paint dye, layer and stitch are combined with discarded cloth, paper and found materials to create unique … More Cas Holmes