Here are some of my guides - tour guides? - on this leg of the journey.
Here are some receptors - initiators? - I am open to whatever is incoming.
Each has some special significance for me, even if I can't put that significance into words right now, or don't know what that significance might be yet.
Here looks like a pretty good place to start something.
Writing note to self (thinking outloud)... or else I will forget.
#1. Hand painting in monotone on sheer fabrics, to overlay on other plain fabric, OR, hand painting in monotone on plain fabrics, to lay under sheer fabric. A double-layered design experiment. A variation on this could be a stamped cloth with a sheer overlay, with a handpainted design which works on top of the stamped design below.
#2. Making stamps and hand stamping cloth.
#3. Same color on same color. Unstamped cloth with same colored stiching. Making the cloth more about surface texture.
#4. Sketch and paint. Still!
#5. All over fabric print designs.
("I am the vine, You are the branches." Stitched in San Juan de Dios hospital, November 2008.)
* Historically inspired collections.
* Ethnic influenced cloth.
Test palette combinations that appeal to self currently:
indigo, carmine, cream, slate,
indigo, slate, cream, garnet,
bronze, gold, sapphire,
cream, lapiz, jade, gold,
ecru, black, white
ecru, chocolate, white
ecru, kaolin, vanilla, white
ecru, strawberry, raspberry, biscuit, chocolate,
white, vanilla, fushia, biscuit, chocolate,
powder blue, slate, ecru, brown