Take a look around you and see all the inspiration you can use for your particular type of art.
What do you see? colour, texture, light, shadow, look past the image your mind is telling you is there. Yes I see trees when I look out of the window. However, a tree has many different colours depending on the type and daylight. the textures change with the seasons along with the colours. Look at the lines and think about how they are different each time you look at the trees.
That is how I see my world. Try it for yourself for only five minutes each day. A whole new world opens before you.
How do interpret this into art?
Feel how it should be, block out your image of the tree and think and feel it. Think of the way it feels when you touch it, it could be smooth or rough, does it shine as it is wet? is it cold? We assume fir trees are spiky but they are not all sharp needles some of them are soft when you feel them. If your tree is a sliver birch then you will feel many different things from a smooth trunk to a papery peeling trunk. And you can do a lot with that paper thin bark that peels off.
Then as you get into the feeling of the piece look at what medium you want to use, fabric, paper, music, paints it does not matter what it is as you will create something beautiful from that inspiration.
Some of you may think but when I do this it does not look like the tree. That is the point. If you want it to look like a tree take a picture and you will have that visual for ever. Feel it and create it and it will mean a whole lot more than the flat picture, as you have created a representation of the feelings the tree invoked in you.
So whats coming up?
Textiles East on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February at Swavesey Village College, Gibralter Lane, CB24 4RS. from 10 am each day.
Anita will be at The Barn, on Tuesday from 10am till 4pm if you fancy popping over to Long Sutton. there is a great coffee shop that sells very scrummy food too.
Embroidery Mondays are a new pop in day where you can get help with your sewing or just come and enjoy the day with like minded people. Only £10.00 but you can purchase materials if we have them in stock. Let me know in advance if you want something and I will try and get it at a reasonable price for you.