It feels good to be finished and yet, there is a huge void that has been left. The void is not bad, it just leaves me craving more. Craving more can be a really good thing as it leads me to discover my next step in the feeding of my passion. So, for now, I need to do some discerning and listening to my heart as to what the next step is.
This summer, I have some unfinished work from my Level 2 class on Design and Experimental Stitch, namely "the bead book." This little book [the tiny size of 4x4"] has about 14 pages of beaded samples. Each page has a left edge knotted buttonhole stitch applied. The work that needs to be done is applying beads/beading to the edges of each page--in a creative manor--to finish each page. Then the pages will be bound together with whichever binding method I choose. I will post some pictures once I finish. It will keep me busy for the next several weeks.
Finishing a class or project it the absolute best feeling in the world. It just might be a time to sit back and take it all in. The color studies course produced three wonderful sketchbooks of color theory, color schemes and color studies. They will be a wonderful resource to me. One of my favorite exercises in this course was the creation of monoprints. After finishing each exercise, I had a palette full of unused acrylic paint. So, with the extra sketchbook pages, I would create monoprints by pressing the page onto the palette; producing interesting color blends. Very addicting and so frugal. I've included a picture below of some small pages I did and also a picture of a sketchbook cover.
|sketchbook cover - monoprint|
Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples. --Franklin D. Roosevelt