Last year I read an article in “Cloth, Paper Scissors” (summer 2006. Issue 7) which was a bit like reading a yummy recipe – I was hungry to give it a go – all the “ingredients” sounded right up my street.
The article was “Fused Integration” by d j pettitt – See her website and or blog and check out her wonderful work.
I was entranced – and I made this background piece the day I read the article – I don’t think I had all the ingredients that she mentions in her tutorial – but I used what I had to hand – and this was the result. I loved it – the weight and texture were wonderful. It suggested ancient standing stones to me – and it has been pinned up in my studio for many months.
The effect I want is the stones standing against a partially abstract landscape with a distant mountain – so we shall see.
With regard to pieces not working;- a friend came around today who has seen “Walking Man” on the blog – and very tentatively she told me she did not like it – phew – what a relief – I realized that I was not too keen on him either – and really it is not a very good piece – so that is one that has not worked!
So A big thank you to d j pettitt for her generous and inspiring article – “fused integration”.
It is definitely something I will be trying again.