It's so easy to say "I'm going to produce a body of art, one piece at a time for 100 consecutive days". So far, the grand total of 7 days in, my observations are as follows:
- It is a good practise to go into the studio for a period of time each day with nothing more on the agenda than to produce a small experimental piece of work. It is sometimes in the routine practise that we find sudden inspiration for something new and exciting.
- It is a practise that allows for extensive exploration of a particular detail - it can be tempting sometimes to skip over the discipline of producing samples and perfecting techniques before embarking on a larger piece (yep, confession time!)
- I am not going to be 100% super excited about every piece that I produce in this process, but I am going to have to be a big girl and share it anyway - it is, after all, part of something bigger.
- I really, really love felting :-)
- Silk is an awesome fibre for adding texture and a depth of lustrous colour that is very pleasing
- I am an extremely messy worker
OK, so I knew those last three points already.
It may be hard to discern at this stage, but there is an underlying theme that I am working within throughout this process. Genesis 1 v 27; "So God created mankind in his image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them". Number 7 is called "Reflection"