I’m in the design process.
Did it begin today?
No, it began when I took the photo in India a month ago and it’s been floating around in my mind and popping into my mind for short periods of time in the past few weeks.
Sometimes when I take an image, I know almost instantly that I’m going to create a piece of Textile art from that image. I’m always quite certain, I make the decision and rarely waver from it and then it becomes a project.
I think the emotion I felt at the time I took the photo has a great deal to do with it. It’s the color and the ambience of the situation I find myself in.
You may think I’m strange, but when I talk about ambience, but it’s a large part of my designing. I mean the chanting in the temple behind me, the smell of the incense and the demeanour of the crowd around me.
Sometimes I audition by creating a sketch.
But it wasn’t what I wanted. It’s nice, but not what I was thinking of.
So I’ve begun and over the next few weeks, I’ll share the ideas and process.