On how I transform something from an idea into some form, this pic says much. I have always thought any ‘line’ can be a cut, a seam or a line of stitches. So using a pic I’ve taken of some pattern, and using some form of my very, very basic, tech tools – in this case PE11 (Photoshop Elements 11) – I will choose to resize, manipulate, re-draw, change colours, whatever . Those photo-editing programs are wonderful, but as I say I just go ‘basic’, more or less one or two steps up from the lead pencil and simple diagrams+lists I’ve always done. Here I have collaged a sample with part of a sand pattern photo on which I drew with PE11 to show how my brain takes an image to a form via fabric and thread.
I was recently asked where my ideas come from. All over the place ! is my answer. Right now ‘holes’ and ‘lace – widest interpretation of’ are on my mind as I am focus less on The Quilt itself, and more on wherever exploration takes me with mixed media and stitch. Since the late ’70’s the wheel has turned a full circle, I think.