I’m not really convinced there’s ‘forward’ or ‘backwards’ with movement or making, but I do like to joke about working backwards. Setting type unfolds upside-down AND backwards. I’m left-handed, so I often start at the right side of an image and work right to left so I don’t drag my hand across wet media or graphite and make a mess. And then there is unmaking or obscuring; that’s the ‘backwards’ I’m thinking about lately…working from a “something” (text or image) towards a “nothing” that’s not really nothing. This week, I’m working backwords from a failed broadside until it becomes nearly unrecognizable, a process I find much more intriguing than starting with a blank page.
I’m practicing what I call ‘colour therapy’….wearing and working with bright colours to shift a stubbornly low mood. I found this beautiful blue wool in my fibre stash, a long-ago gift from my sister. Every day for a couple of weeks I had this glowing, deep blue stuff nearby–on my desk, in my hands, in … Read more