It's a long time since I worked way into the early hours with no thought for the time. I'm usually in my pit by the time it's double figures. I'm on day three of Dionne Swift's drawing for textiles workshop and last night I was so excited I could have danced/worked all night. It would be wrong to share technique but I shall post some drawings during the rest of the week.
I note that my work is still very ornamental compared to the others on the course and that it is in art terms quite self indulgent. I have thought about this a lot and come to the conclusion that the area I work in is based on the decorative image so why shouldn't I tailor my course work to reflect that notion. I'm sure that Dionne's aims are not for us to turn out clones of her work, I love and admire her art but that is not the area I am interested in producing for myself. This is by no means a rant, more a way of me bringing some thoughts together. I know what I need to do to improve my work to meet my own vision.
I can't wait to get to today's challenges, once again this workshop has me fired up and raring to go!