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Monday, January 14, 2008

Take it further challenge

My sketchbook has been working hard over the last couple of evenings, some of the sketches/ideas are just like the workings of my brain muddly, darting about and pretty dire..... so I made the decision to cull some of my more pertinent ideas into a digital sketchbook, so that I could see the wood for the trees.
In my humble opinion a good decision, as suddenly I can see a little more clearly what I would like to reveal, in my quest of understanding Mackes work and how to express my admiration in a little more detail. More importantly perhaps, how my own work could evolve. I decided that I also had to look at the Expressionists a little more closely, as the key figures of this movement helped him to develop his art.
If you click on the image hopefully it will enlarge for you.
I have now printed this page out and stuck it into my sketchbook.... I feel I wish to re-create a piece of work in textiles from these ideas.... So I wonder where this part of the journey will take me? Am I ready to start some textile work? ... or should I look at my source in even more detail? What key features should I develop from my initial imagery and thoughts? Lots of questions... no answers at the moment.

5 comments:

Angelcat said...

Maggie, thanks so much for nominating me for the blog award. I've not had time to get online for a couple of days so it was a lovely surprise, after a stressful Monday you have definately made my day! I can't wait to see where you go with the work you are doing for TIF.

Ruth said...

I love the colors in your TIF work. Are you going to quilt something or stitch or have you decided?

Dorothy said...

Hi Maggie, Love to see how this is progressing and I love your sketchbook page too. I think I must look up some more about this artist myself.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Maggie, it looks like you have chosen a great subject! The colors alone are worth the pick, but the artist's work is inspiring, also. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Isn't it exciting to follow where the road goes. Good start on your TIF.