Monday, July 12, 2010

Flow

“I go to my table
Filled with my thoughts and
My cloth palette.
Cutting through the fabric,
Layers in my mind.
Foundation-
Opening me,
Spirit finds me-
Flow Begins!
Standing back,
I see a new thing-
                                                                   Collaboration!”
I use this poem as an introduction to my workshop "Piecing in the Flow", a curved piecing technique. I first was introduced to this technique by Nancy Crow. I learned to do it and then down the years, changed it to meet the way I work. One of my first pieces using this technique was called " Stepping Into Crow's Feet". It also addressed the changes that come with aging.
I don't use this technique as much anymore but flow is very important to my work. The best work comes when you step out of the way, work and respond to the work. The act of act is a dialogue, a communication with your inner core. I make art because I must, my medium is fiber.

3 comments:

Approachable Art said...

Sounds like a neat class... where do you teach it?

Wen Redmond said...

I'm up for grabs! However every March I have taught this at the Portsmouth Fabric Co in NH.

Linda Miller Designs said...

Wonderful poem...love flow in my process as well!

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