I have often been described many times as being a fun person, and my work as being light-hearted and amusing.
Life can be anything but – in fact lately, it has been very serious.
I never ‘whine online’ about any of it(the last thing anyone needs to hear!), but I feel like I should really be trying to produce work that carries more weight. Pieces that reflect a more sombre side, letting some of those half – born ideas and feelings I have been tucking away, see the light of day.
I am one of those creatives who manage to keep life’s troubles bearable by producing colourful, amusing pieces, or experimenting with new ideas and methods. I have to keep my mind active and the act of producing something is my joy.
For me, this is only a temporary form of escapism, lasting as long as the act of creation with dissatisfaction soon following. Is the omission of acknowledging the existence of the sad and ugly side of things through my work because I feel it is unpalatable to the blogging world? Or is it because I am more than aware of life’s injustices and mankind’s failings and just too sensitive?
I don’t know – but the time has come to get a bit serious.
This block is part of a personal challenge for 2013 called ‘bite-sized pieces’. I will be using different techniques and creating a block for each month of this year. March’s block covers a modern take on cutwork using silk and a modern synthetic fabric.
This particular one will reflect a personal decision plus a few reflective thoughts. It will be called – H.M.T.O.T.D and uses my version of the tree of life motif.
This is just the starting point – cutwork upon cutwork. The background colour has yet to be decided upon. I will post the various stages as I complete.Hope you can drop by now and then to follow the journey.