I was able to get 3 letters done this week.
F is foiling which I did on fabric. Not easy to keep it clean looking, I think a smaller iron would have worked better. I used a gold foil, multi-colour foil, then blue over top.
G was fun, all pencil work. Good practice for me as I don't do enough work with graphite.
H is herringbone embroidery stitch which I had never done before. I used 2 thread colours (blue and green) to try to create more depth.
Some changes to upcoming letters: J will now be "junk" and K will now be "kirigami". I had originally chosen jute, but it's just too thick for this kind of book.
I hope to post I and J by January 19th.
I've decided to embark on a new project for the 1st quarter of 2014 - and that is to create a book of the letters of the alphabet, each letter created using a different art technique or medium. This book will then be displayed April 4-5, 2014, at a show being held by the Out-of-the-Box Fibre Artists.
To have this done in time, I will need to complete an average of two letters per week plus time to put it all together and make a cover. One of my objectives is to create most of the letters using techniques and materials that I am not very familiar with, so some practice may be required. My plan is to post pictures of at least two completed letters by each Sunday evening between now and mid-March, and in order. The first 3 are shown below.
- Each letter must be completed using a different technique or material (when it becomes necessary to also incorporate a previously used technique, the main focus must be on the technique or material assigned to the letter)
- The technique or material used must start with the same letter as the letter of the alphabet
- Each letter must be somewhat flat since they will become part of a book
- Each letter must fit on a 6x6 paper - this is the size of book that I am making
My list is below. It is subject to change - if a material cannot be located or if I come up with a better suited idea for the letter that I had not thought of up to this point.
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.