Tuesday, May 20, 2008

An idea

I can't seem to figure out anything for the May TIF challenge. I started a piece, but don't like it at all. I haven't worked on anything since. There was the whole wedding thing this weekend, so that took up time. But I haven't felt very focused lately, so haven't had any luck with the creative process.

I took out my March TIF and changed a few things (but not enough to make me happy with it yet), but that still wasn't what it. So I went back to the drawing board, so to speak.

I have this art theory book (Art Fundaments--Theory and Practice by Ocvik, Bone, Stinson and Wigg). There are exercises in form, line, shape etc. This book has given me the impetus to try experimenting with things with no obligation to make 'art'.

The exercise I chose was one where you were to use horizontal, vertical, diagonal and circular lines. The intention was to create four different pieces, but I only did one, and chose not to use horizontal lines as they didn't seem to work (although I'll probably add them yet--maybe when I quilt it.)

So here is a potential start on the May TIF (almost the right colours too).