I mentioned in my last blog post that I've been moving back to an obsession with fabric and quilting, with less emphasis on the mixed media and photography than I've had in recent months. But this time around, I sense a difference: now I'm fascinated with composition and color, not just color alone. This quilt-in-progress gives you an idea of what I mean:
|Free-form piecing inspired by the work of Nancy Crow|
One thing that I think is unique to patchwork, as compared with art journaling -- the fact that you can easily change your style just by changing fabrics and construction techniques! These 6" blocks are also current projects of mine. While I am artistically inspired by free-form, intuitive piecing, I'm equally fascinated by precision work, especially if it involves applique or hand-piecing.
By staying open to whatever inspires me in the moment, I avoid boxing myself in to any one identity. I can be a free spirit! And that includes art journaling, too. Lately I have also been feeling like drawing faces, so why not?