30 Days

A group of us decided to take a thirty day challenge. I decided to draw something in my studio from the vast array of nature objects I have collected mostly from my walks. I have branches, shells, stones, feathers and even moss!

I drew mostly on fabric. I used a variety of implements including a stick, crowquill pen, brush, sewing machine, hand-embroidery, etc. I drew on silks, cottons, organdy, vellum, etc. I usually decided each day what I would draw.

I liked the idea that I couldn’t fail. Every drawing had possibities. If I didn’t like something, I could change it another day. Some of the drawings took two days. Once, text was my drawing. I also made a necklace out of a drawing.

As the drawings grew in number, I started to pair some of them together. Then I would add other fabrics. Suddenly actual artworks appeared.

This was a great way to get me into the studio each day. This was creative play. I also had wanted to return to doing more drawing in my artwork. I am working on developing this idea into a retreat that would be for artists of many media.


~ by fiberverse on October 22, 2009.

2 Responses to “30 Days”

  1. Hi, Cindy.
    I love the artwork you did and what a great idea to put together things you’ve picked up from your walks.

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