...when things come together. A creativity prompt from Myfanwy Hart's 'Be Creative' project on Facebook and Wordpress, a piece of fabric I didn't know what to do with and a software package.
Myfanwy's prompt was to draw a self portrait with your non dominant hand. Not being terribly good with other peoples' suggestions, I thought I'd take it a stage further, and draw with my sewing machine (look, mom, no hands!...or should that be, both hands?). I took a piece of Evolon I'd transfer dyed in layers, which has heavy diagonals, which I felt interrupted the piece. I cut a section off, and started stitching.
I had been working with photographs of myself, exploring depression and what it means, what it might look like if you could see it. I wasn't happy with the results of that, and stopped, because the images felt static, somehow, like these images;
Back to the sewing machine...