Sunday, March 4, 2012

Playing with Fabric and Paper

I mentioned before that I used to love making art with cut paper. I still do. But it's hard to find the time and space to take out all the paper, fabric, scissors, and glue with a toddler running around. So for now, while I don't have a dedicated space for art making, I have been playing around with this digitally. I'm really having fun. Granted, I don't think it can replace the hands on (I miss the getting dirty part) and I do see places where it is still mechanical, but for now it's allowing me to play. There's also an ability to cheat and make up colors you want to (especially when your bag of papers and colors and textures is packed away), but at the same time, I find that half the fun is searching for just the right material.

The above is just a sketch -- it's made from scans of fabric and paper. Not sure I'll do anything with it or even continue working on it, but I just wanted to play.