More Fun with Rayna
Yesterday we did several creativity exercises, the kind of tools you need in your arsenal when the well feels dry. I tried mind-mapping, and also making a small piece that takes the essence of a photograph. Here's the three small (journal size) exercises I did from one photograph.
And we did exercises just using a word or an emotion. I got 'flakey', 'angry' and 'flexible'. That one certainly helped me pick up the kind of images I gravitate towards.
Today we are going to start with the fabric. I've pinned mine up on my design wall, some I created here, some I brought with me. And I have lots more to pick from should I need different or more.
I am really looking forward to this part, I think it will feel comfortable since I've worked like this before. But having other creative types around to help critique will be a wonderful bonus.
This fabric I did here deserves a quilt of its own- I love it, and hopefully will find or create some companions to help it sing. The screen is one I made of the huge wind turbines close to our home.
I can't tell you how relaxing and energizing this has been. If you ever have a chance to take a workshop with Rayna, RUN! She is a marvelous, giving teacher.