What is it you do?

 

From the sartoralist. Love this!

From the sartoralist. Love this!

branches and charcoal

branches and charcoal

dye sink

dye sink

Sky at dusk

Sky at dusk

People often ask me this question, so I will attempt to answer it clearly. Sometimes I answer with, “I’ve been painting all day” but I know this does not answer anything. I guess I am a bit vague because going into it requires some thought and time and it’s kind of like answering the question, “How are you?”
Since last September I’ve been developing a creative practice and recording it. I began with research, and the brief was vague. “Go and research anything that you are attracted to, that catches your eye.” I look to galleries, museums, sidewalks, forests, skies and anywhere else, to find interesting things. The research is ongoing.
Right now I am drawing patterns and making marks on paper. I will eventually scan these into a computer and manipulate and combine elements to make a design that will eventually be printed onto fabric. After this, the fabric will be made up into clothing.
I also keep a journal called The Log. I try to write my daily thoughts and actions to keep a record of my creative process. With frequent analysis and editing, I can see how my ideas are forming and the patterns that I carry with me. It is very helpful in getting me to understand why I create and where I might be going.
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