Monday, June 13, 2011

Progress Report

 This is the state of my desk at this moment in time. I've been working on my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project 2012. So far I've cut 11 pages and started figuring out what to do with them.

Here's a peek at the very beginnings of a few of those pages. I go through the bits on my desk and play with them on the pages and when I see something I like, I use a paper clip to pin the pieces on that page. I'll go back later and figure out in what order I am going to sew them down to the page. (It's all about the aesthetics, ya know!) I do this process while listening to music. It's very relaxing.

I'm kinda diggin' the wabi-sabi* of this process-I'm using fragments of art I've made in the past, the techniques I've learned in Mary Ann Moss' ROD class and images I shot in Vivienne McMaster's Wading In self-portrait class. I'm definitely getting my money's worth from the knowledge I've gained from those two classes. I think when you learn something new, you need to keep working at it, to ingrain it to your art practice or those skills will fall away over time. Good thing for me that I've become addicted to sewing paper and shooting self-portraits!

I just took a short break to write this and now I'm diving back in. I'll post a progress report again soon!

*Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete; of things modest and humble and unconventional.


Anonymous said...

Wow...looks like you have quite the project going on. I am sure your pages will be smashing.

michelle allen said...

awesome!!!! you go girl!
and thanks so much for chatting with Tammy, she was very grateful and said how great you are. (i already knew that!! :))

Seth said...

Looking forward to seeing how you put all this into the sketchbook!