Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Seeing with my mind's eye

This is how my process works when I have no idea what I'm going to make: My eye falls on a stack of little pieces of fabric. I place some pieces side by side and think I might make a background. So I place the pieces on another piece of fabric and stitch them in place.

Now I have a background but I don't see anything on it. So I fold it. Happily it's a nice size, so I think envelope. I'll stitch the sides and....but I don't see it.

So I think, maybe a cover for something, a little book perhaps. I stitch a label on the front. I go away and do something else. When I come back, I don't see a little book. So I open it up and place another piece of fabric on the inside. Then I spy the little charm I collaged, and place it down.

Then I see it: it's a card. I embellish the inside and stitch it to the background. Now it feels right.


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4 comments:

  1. Oh this so lovely! You just amaze me...thank you for sharing your art and how you create Colette! You are a treasure. :)

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  2. I can just see you - in your studio, playing, creating.... your gorgeous, delightful soul, shows in your art. xoxo

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  3. I love hearing more about your creative process. Wonderful work! Please come by and add a line to a "stealth" poem. xo

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  4. Wonderful artwork!

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