This is my first effort since my artist statement that I feel really captures what I am trying to do. I live in Southern California where we are in a drought and I always was concerned that xeriscaping my yard would mean I had no color. I love color! I told the landscaper/artist who did it for me that I had to have color. He did such a wonderful job—this is my first Spring with the xeriscape but I am so thrilled at all the color in my drought resistant yard. These plants require very little water to thrive. So I sat mindfully with them this week, looked at them closely, sketched them and painted them in my watercolor journal. Then I began to felt them into an art quilt/wall hanging about my xeriscape plants. I learned in this course how it is important to me that I translate my mindful drawings to textile in some form . I will not be able to finish this before the end of the course but I wanted to share my progress. You can see I have begun to add detail and explore how these might relate to fiber art. I really have enjoyed this process and I have long been wanting do something like this, I just didn’thave the clarity about what I want to explore and create. So I started where I am, in my garden and went from there.
Thanks Jane and Zenna for a wonderful course!