We started the year with the holiday challenge; we were all given a bag with strips of batik fabrics and had to include a stamping or printing technique.
Next we studied Australian Abstract artist Helen Maudsley.
|Finding my Way|
It was fun to do but I still don't think it's something I want to do a lot more of.
When our subject was maps I felt a little more comfortable especially as I could make it about Coral Reefs.
We all enjoyed studying Marimekko.
Now I felt as if I was really doing something I enjoyed. I loved the black and white background but I really loved those circles.
Transparency was difficult to achieve although I did manage to have some success with it but once again those strips and squares don't excite me much.
When we studied Lyubov Popova I felt that I was onto something I enjoyed doing.
I have decided that I love black and white, love angles, love circles and love a limited colour palette.
I am so glad that I looked back at what I did in art quilters this year. It's always so busy that I usually don't bother. The advantage with these little studies is that they are only A3 size so I can try out different things without it being too time consuming.
I still haven't done out Art Quilter's program for next year but I will include at least one month of abstract art.
Bye for now,