This was the last week for my Working in a Series 1 Class with Lisa Call. It has been a fast and furious couple of weeks for me personally. Peter and I had a trip previously planned for Kauai that we just got back from. We had a great time and loved the sunshine and all that Hawaii has to offer.
Before I left, our last assignment was to create a piece that focused on Repetition. I started playing with some sketches and ideas in my journal and came up with a plan for a piece that considered all the things that we had studied over the last 10 weeks including repetition.
The piece that I had in mind will be larger than the other works and small studies that I have created previously. I knew that I wanted to give this new work all of my focus so I have not started it yet but submitted my sketches and ideas for my new piece. Here are a few photos of what I have done so far:
My plan is to start this new piece in the next day or so. I will keep you posted on my progress. I think this piece might take me several weeks to complete, not sure. I will talk more about the design intention in a future post.
I just want to summarize what these last 10 weeks have meant to me and my fiber art. First, I kinda, sorta knew what a series was all about and what it meant to work in one. If you look at my portfolio to date, I have works in specific categories but I don't have a body of work that you can point to and call it a true series.
I now have the tools and the confidence to move forward to create my first series; Vineyards. Lisa was an excellent teacher and the content and delivery of the material that we received every week was extraordinary! In addition, she encourages and motivates her students to dig deep and follow their heart and find their voice. I am sad that the class is over but so excited to move forward with my art.
The goal for this workshop was not to create master works of art during the 10 weeks, but to equip us with the tools to approach our work in an intentional way. One of the aspects of the class that I really came to enjoy was a written assignment that we completed every week. We wrote a fairly lengthy, guided critique on our weeks assignment answering key questions that helped us evaluate what we had done. We were encouraged to hand write our review with pen and paper before typing it out to submit. Writing down a review is powerful. It taught me to review what I liked and what I didn't like with what I had completed and then move on.
If you have been following my posts over these last 10 weeks of this class, thanks for stopping by! My future works and time in my studio have a new purpose and I have high hopes for where I am headed.
In the mean time, here are a few silly "selphies" and fun photos from our trip this last week:
See you back here in a few with an update on my new series!
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