Friday, May 15, 2020
Illusion and ironing
...there is some evidence that if you see things as they really are, you'll probably get depressed!!
so at times like these, it's good to read Oscar Wilde's advice:
"No great artist every sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist".
In the cat photo above see how the photographer has carefully angled the shot to create an amusing photo...one circle on top of another!!! An interesting composition...but not as things really are.
Distortion and change are very important in design of any art work no matter the medium.
Feeling free to exaggerate or minimize, lengthen or shorten, double or halve.
Staying loose! And open to new ideas, new views.
One of my favorite loosening up activities before I start a new quilt, is to iron the fabrics I'm going to use...I see them and feel them and smell them. (fortunately I rarely hear them!)
I see how they play with the others, what unexpected combinations of colors or patterns are new and fresh and lively.....
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so the main message of this blog? Stay loose in times of stress, value your animals and your means of smoothing out the wrinkles....they'll take you a long way!
and, if you have been, thanks for reading!!!
and do please comment with your art processes that relieve stress and encourage creativity...I'd love to read them.