Wednesday, December 9, 2009
When Judy posted the first word for our challenge my first thought was that I was in big trouble. At first I felt no connection to the word at all so my first attempt to glean some inspiration from it was to print the word and it's definition out on some paper and tack it up in the studio. I left it there for a few days hoping that I'd be struck by an idea if I occasionally glanced at it.
Well that didn't work so my next step was to do some rough word association and mind mapping in my sketchbook.
This helped me form a more personal connection to the word and once I had that connection the ideas on how I could represent it started to come pretty easily. Once I narrowed down my ideas and found the one that I felt was the best representation my quilt came together fairly quickly.
I'll be back on the 15th with a photo of my finished quilt....