Creating by seasons

May 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm 4 comments

Just a quick, short post to share a lovely blog and some thoughts on how the seasons affect our creative processes (I should really be working on my uni assignments). I have been reading lots of blogs from textilers in the Northern Hemisphere and how they felt during the long dark winter.
I think the effect of the seasons on the way and type of art we produce would be a great topic for research.
I have just made some silk paper for a pentagonal box I’m making for our Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition in October and find I am being drawn to warm autumnal tones (It’s the end of autumn and cool now here in the southern hemisphere). I wonder how many Northern Hemisphere textile artists are using bright spring colours like Jackie.

One of the great things about textile blogging is we can visit sites like Jackie’s to cheer us up when the weather is cold and dark down south.

Entry filed under: silk paper, textile blogs.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. maureenc  |  May 21, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for visiting KenMaursCorner and like you I enjoy making silk paper.
    Living in a sub tropical climate,I tend to use brights more than I probably should,but colourways for me generally depend on my mood!

  • 2. susan shepard  |  May 22, 2008 at 12:51 am

    I agree about using cheerful colors during the gloomy winter months. I know it helps my frame of mind considerably.

    Yummy silk paper!!

  • 3. sharon young  |  May 22, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Jo-Anne
    It’s funny you should say that about seasonal colours as I seem to be obsessed with autumnal hues at the moment and as you know we’re in the middle of spring!
    It may have something to do with the fact that I’m using a lot of dried leaves at the moment.
    I love these vibrant colours that you’ve used for silk papers, one of my fav media to work in.

  • 4. dogdaisy92  |  May 23, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Thank you! I just joined technorati and I found this. Its amazing to think I’ve been blogged! Sometimes you just wonder if there’s anyone out there!


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