There has been a discussion going on on the FA/MM group about the design process to which I have added some posts. As a result I thought that I would blog the design and development of this piece to show how starts and finishes.
Initially, on this occasion, I began with a sketch and a few notes. This is just one of my approaches to designing.
Yesterday I played with Angelina film and fibres and tyvek and created some 'Egyptian eyes'. I sorted out the stamps I'd made and some fabric to use as the backing. I placed the 'eyes' and stamps on the fabric rearranging them until I was happy with it. I had an idea of how the finished piece would look but at this stage it was very much 'let it grow'.
Next I began using paints to fill the squares and continually moving things about to keep a balance of effect.
The piece is developing as the squares fill up.
The final base layer is finished. I will now be working on each of the squares building up the layers and textures so stay tuned.....At this stage I think it is going to work out as I visualised.
I will have my grandson with me tomorrow so not sure how much work I will get done. Going to check out the new edition of my group's magazine Design-IT which has one of my articles in it. Looks good at first glance - will have a better look now I've finished this blog.