A few days ago I spent the day with my wonderfully creative friend Kat. We had lots of materials to play with, but where oh where to start. . . It took me a minute to get started. Since I had a bunch of disjointed materials with me, I did not have a clue. What I would do or want to do? Remember, I am trying to work with intuitively with what I have and not overthink.
So I started cutting into a hunk of fabric, aimlessly tearing some pieces, then cutting other pieces. There was no thought at all as to size or shape. . just aimless dismembering. I started seeing flower petals amid the shapes, so I went with it. Yipes. It was awful. It was pretty ugly and embarrassing, too . . I know I can do better than this! I set it aside and went back with fresh eyes a few minutes later, then added paint via stamps. . . the photo shows what I went home with. It needs more work.
Working with the stamps was big fun, so I cut more hunks of fabric and stamped away. The 2 pinkish peices were from the hand dyed collection. I wasn't pleased with the outcome so they landed in the over dye or discharge pile. In other words, nothing I did to them today could be worse!
More flowers and paisleys!
So the lesson is not to panic if you find that you have materials that don't speak to you or each other. Start a conversation, sit back and listen. They always tell you what they need.