What to do, what to do...
Summer has set in (ok, not really but I'm feeling that way) which means more time for thinking. This summer I'm thinking about the perennial question: What do you do with a Tiny T?
When I have taught the occasional one day or even half day workshop we naturally end up with a very small piece of cloth. The inevitable question is asked: What do I do with this?
I have my own pile of tiny t's...and my own ideas. Just when I think I have solved this problem I become dissatisfied. Suddenly metal sectional frames just don't seem to be the right answer. Don't these pieces need something more interesting?
These days I often paint canvas and labor over the just the right value and shade. Do these two materials really go together? A few weeks ago I was sorting through a box of rejects and used an old teacup for the cover of my sketchbook. Why not, it was officially in the reject box...
I EVEN zig-zag stitched it to my watercolor paper with the sewing machine! Imagine that....as my friend Kathe Todd Hooker would say, "the tapestry police are not going to show up". It felt liberating.
But I still struggle and probably always will.
What to do with her.....
And then that self portrait .... I've mounted the t and changed my mind 3 times . It's still unmounted.
Looks as though I have plenty to think about this summer. Any ideas?