Water is a tricky thing. Monet knew it and spent most of his life trying to understand how it plays with light and reflection. As you can see in this month’s collection of water photos that Valori curated, water looks different everywhere.
How does this play with your creativity? What does water mean to you? Looking beyond the color blue, what do you see?
I see lines. In the first image, we see both organic lines from the tree reflections and the straight man-made lines from (I believe) are the tiles at the bottom of the pool. The organic lines are easily seen in all of the other photos in this collage. Straight man-made lines are repeated in the bridge photo. This contrast of line would be fun to play with in both an art journal and in quilting.
Light is another element that stands out to me with all of these water photos. Where is the light coming from? What does the light, or lack of light, do to the water? What would 5 feet under water look like in the top photo versus the bottom one? Yet another idea to play with in an art journal!
Creative challenge time: How can you create a similar look to the water breaking in the bottom photo using paper? How can you use fabric to create this look? Now set a timer for 20 minutes and use whatever is near you to create the water breaking. After your timer goes off, stop and walk away. This is now an inspiration model. It can be anything! Next time you are contemplating water and all that it means, look at your model and see what sticks out in your mind and go with it! Don’t think too much and be sure to have fun! Oh, and remember to share your inspiration model (however it turns out, don't be ashamed. You only had 20 minutes) using #AlchemyofFabric.
Our intention for creating the "Alchemy of Fabric" club is to provide the spark... the catalyst... the inspiration... for a project that your color palette is built upon. We have a monthly tutorial of insights on each fabric chosen. We have also included 10 other recommended fabrics to expand from the core fabrics and further guide your choices.
We are excited to share this educational opportunity as a study in color and fabric as well as build your artist palette of fabrics. As you practice designing your project from many different designers and collections our hope is to facilitate greater confidence and empowerment in your creative pursuits..
At the Stitchin' Post were are committed to creativity and inspiration and we are now embarking on a journey opening to new options together as the "Alchemy of Fabric" unfolds each month. Please share with us what the spark has ignited in you using the hashtag "#AlchemyofFabric" on your preferred social media platform, so others can be inspired by your work! You can also search #AlchemyofFabric to see what others have done, and to gain your own inspiration.