I need to crack on and write these up. It’s been some time since I actually did the exercise of the paper manipulation – over 6 months ago! Luckily I did photograph at the time and wrote some notes, so this post is a quick summary – to bring myself up to speed.
I’ve found that sometimes, the process of writing the blog has slowed me down. It’s only recently that I have been thinking and having conversations about the creative process with different people – that I have to remind myself that the reason I am studying this course is for me – so it needs to be a pleasure and not a drag or a drain! I am conscious that I am writing some of these posts BECAUSE I am studying online, and for the ease of assessment and for my tutor to keep track of what I am doing. So maybe this sometimes struggles with my real working process. I have discovered, and this has surprised me; that I do have perfectionist tendencies and this can sometimes halt my progress completely. So this post is a letting go and an acceptance of my limitations and what I am able to do.
As a result it is less polished, and more a presentation of images and notes. This is important to me as I hone my blog as something that works for me…
I chose a variety: brown paper, thick printmaking card like paper, carbon paper, sugar paper, tracing paperOut of the drawings and images I chose, I linked up papers that I thought might lend themselves to the qualities.
The other images I chose (see Exercise 2.1 Selecting for images):
My ‘dynamic’ collage – that had strong sharp direction – slashing/cutting/strong folds and diagonals were my focus
My large ink drawing of the still life flowers – these had qualities of boldness to them
My small watercolour square: there was a playful quality I wanted to create so I chose to puncture and scrunch many of my papers with a randomness
A small mono print: inky, linear, textured, patterned – I folded, cut, used tracing and carbon papers
The fine liner close up on watercolour: crispy, edgy hard lines