I have been looking at artists like Cathy Cullis and Lou Trigg and especially Gillian Bates, and wanting to try something more serious and complex and with more detail. I am thinking and thinking about how I want to do this and what materials I want to use and what I want to portray and how it relates to what I usually do and how I can use what I've already developed as part of something else. I probably ought to jump in, but somehow I feel like I need to think it through a bit more. I'm not usually this obsessive. Bear with me, I'm getting there.
Meanwhile I putter. Ray drove some really tall poles into the little garden to anchor his wire apparatus for vines to climb. To me they called out for fluttery little flags.
It was a good use for some of the pretty batik fabrics in my stash. They really glow when the sun shines through them. I love the way they turned out. Turns the garden into a festival, somehow.
And further puttering— my STASH friend, Suzy, brought each of us a wonderful little fabric fish from Japan last month. I have been looking at mine wondering how I could best display him and was inspired by Ray's collection of bamboo sticks, to poke one into a potted plant with the fish hanging from it. Catch of the day!