has been because I’ve been in a creative slump – the muse has definitely gone on holiday, and unfortunately I haven’t gone with her. I couldn’t work out what to do with the masks idea, the 3D explorations were sabotaged by problems with my sewing machine and a lack of enthusiasm on my part, and the knitting has become predictable and boring.
See photograph above of boring knitting.
So I have gone back to basics. I am going to do some ordinary knitting – using a pattern! – written by someone else! – which will require very little thought, though I did have to unskein a couple of skeins of wool before I could start.
1. To go back to embroidery,
2. That the sort of embroidery I like best is reliant on colour, and stitch as mark making,
3. So I needed to start exploring mark making through drawing and stitch.
Which I did, and it was fun, because I started by taking lots of photos – until the printer started playing up. Still, that seems to be fixed now, so fingers crossed I can print off some photos and start work.
The wedges below are not cheeses, by the way, but firewood stacked up at Mottisfont.