PART 2 Surface and stitch

Project 1 Creating surfaces

After receiving my tutors feedback which was on the whole very positive I felt very enthused to continue with my studies. One thing that became apparent during the first part of my studies was that I had to form a work space in my home. I had been working of the kitchen table and any spare surfaces available. I was wasting time putting my materials away and also found it hard to find to concentrate at times. I gave myself a week to decorate, lay flooring and build furniture to give myself a small studio space. So yeah I was a bit optimistic about the time needed but I now have somewhere to work. The downside of this is I had to put back an assessment date as I hadn’t had time to do my studies. So here I am starting all over again.

Exercise 2.1 Selecting

The aim of this exercise is to help me increase my ability to evaluate and review my work. I am required to select works that will inform my next stage of development.

These are the six pieces I chose

I feel these choices offer me lots of opportunity for ideas and design development. The negative space created using layered leaves produced interesting shapes as well as the build up of the colours. My other leaf painting makes me think of the feeling of movement, like the wind blowing them in the wind.

The drawings of roses remind me of the soft texture and the folding and curling of the petals and the way they wrap around one another. Interesting possibilities for paper and fabric.

The black and white detail of the dress I particularly like. The shapes within it are very strong and an interesting mix of floral and geometric which I would like to focus on and develop.

The other pictures are a mixture of softer lines and detailed patterns which could be interesting to focus in on and play about with.

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