I promised you frivolity in my next post.
You can decide for yourself if what I've been doing is frivolous but it has certainly been fun.
Working in my Frida Kahlo sketchbook, I've returned to paper cuts. I'd forgotten how much I liked them.
Stencilled with some coloured paints they produce another interesting page underneath
Turn the page over and stencil with black paint and it gives a totally different image.
And another page to work on underneath. Interesting left black and white... or painted with coloured inks.
Best of all I like the 3 D effect of looking through the paper cuts... on the black side...
and on the coloured side.
None of this is perfect... the paint has run, there are slodges and smudges but it doesn't matter. The point of the sketchbook is to play with ideas... have fun... be frivolous... and let ideas flow.
Which is exactly what has happened as I start to translate the ideas into fabric and thread and I know what I want to make for Frida
I'd forgotten how good it feel to immerse myself in ideas and I want to keep the momentum going. Unfortunately I've got some Schemes of Work to produce pretty soon for some upcoming City & Guilds classes... I think my dealine was the end of March! Ooops!