Saturday, October 20, 2018

Series: 'Red Window in the Athens Sun' Workshop Participant Showcase #3

I'm so thrilled with all the beautiful fabric art that was created by the participants in my recently completed 'Red Window in the Athens Sun' workshop. I will be showcasing their work over the next few weeks in a series of posts. So check back often and don't forget to comment.

Inspiration Photo by Kat Lovasi

The workshop participants were all using the same inspiration image, a photo by photographer Kat Lovasi.

I think you will agree that the diversity of style and expression are amazing.

Kitty created this lovely version:

Interview with Kitty

1. Did this project challenge you? This project was way outside of my comfort zone. I’ve been slowly working towards this type of project. One baby step at a time.

2. Did you enjoy the process? I can not say I enjoyed it at the beginning. It was amazingly stressful to me. But it became much more fun towards the end of the project.

3. Did you learn something new/different and stretch your boundaries? I believe I have opened up a more free form creative side of me. I think I’ll be able to continue growing.

4. What was the easiest/hardest concept or technique to accomplish? I think the easiest was collecting and changing out the fabric. But I’m very lucky to have a big stash to pull from. The hardest technique was jumping in and getting color laid down so I could change it out and make something I liked. In my slide show between photos 9 and 10. It was fun to see the difference between cutting the lighter green in strips and then change them to squares. It made a big difference to me.

5. Were you surprised that you accomplished such a complicated piece without a pattern or template? The first thing I had to get over was cutting the fabric without a template! But as I got father into the project it become easier to do. I can see why free form can become a lot of fun.

6. Did you Develop/improve your Artist Eye? I have become more comfortable with the idea I actually have one. But I can see how it will be developed over time. I still have a way to go.

7. How do you feel about your personal accomplishment? Do you like your artwork? I’m very happy with my project. It came out so much better then I could have imaged. I can still see things I would change, but I want to get started on the next one.

8. Were you surprised by your own creativity, innovative decisions, and how? I was very surprised that it really did become easier after each road block. As I reached each one I stepped back and took a break. It the beginning I was afraid to even start. So it took a bit to get started. Walking pass it and studying the picture and my piece, made a big difference. So I was able to jump in and do a section. Then take it apart and redo it. At times I emailed a picture to Lynda to get her opinion. Each break because shorter in duration.

9. Did this project increase/decrease your creative confidence? How? This has been a great boost to my creative confidence. With Lynda holding my hand I was able to push through the fear.

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