I have added photos of Day Two and Day Three in the portfolio section of the site. They look awesome!
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Well, I feel like I got nothing accomplished over Fall Break and now I am even farther behind. I haven't gotten much work finished in the last week, but I have learned that I do not like ikat. I like tedious, detail oriented activity, but ikat is just not fun. Perhaps my opinion will change once the piece is actually woven. I haven't even gotten to the loom yet. But as of right now, I will not be attempting to do another ikat weaving for my final.
I am excited about an article I read in the latest issue of Quilting Arts, however. I have really enjoyed working with the technique of paper lamination for a while. I started out using it simply as a mean to obtain texture, and have now moved on to having it be a relevant part of the piece by bringing in written elements that are pertinent to my imagery. However, this article details how to use paper lamination to create stencils that are then used for screen printing fabric. I so want to try it! I think it would be fun to create the stencil and print, but then have the two work together to create a diptych image. It's definitely something I want to try, and I think I will implement it for my next mixed metals project.
Also, I have almost finished with another portrait, so I will have that to post next week.
I have been so busy lately that I have really fallen behind on my to-do list. So, here are a lot of pictures, but only a little text.
I also started my 365 day project. The plan is to write a journal and take a photo of myself everyday for the next year. Then, I will turn around an paint the picture using watercolors on the journal entry that has been laminated with silk organza. I will tell you that twenty some days in, I have learned a lot. First, its weird to look so closely at myself. Second, this is going to be extremely time consuming. I have only finished on portrait so far. Lastly, it is an extremely cathartic experience.