Oh I'm loving this space and I am learning so much and I can't wait to keep discovering. I know my work is a bit clumsy but I'm okay with that for now, while I learn and experiment. For now, it's such a happy space for me and the colors are pure and delicious.
I'm making plenty of mistakes and there has been unpicking. Don't doubt, it's hard work. It's heavy on the eyes and hands and although I'm working mostly at night by the fire, I can't see the colors at night or the eye of the needle, if I'm being honest. I have to shine a torch on the threads to see or I realise in the morning it was the wrong color and I have to unpick.
All in all, I'm loving this year of experimenting and this has been a delightful addition to my work.
I think my biggest challenge is knowing when to stop or knowing when I've gone to far. I am working intuitively still and allowing the piece to lead me all the way, together with the colors. Sometimes it's purely about what colors I have available. I am not over planning anything and I don't have my colors mapped out first.
I had my first critique from Gillian in class and I can't wait to try some of the very constructive things she suggested. I'm so excited to be diving deeper.