Art by Dee Thomas from Textile Artist site
Do you sometimes find it difficult to begin a new project? Then check out this article from Textile Artist for some quick inspiration: How to Get Started on a New Piece of Artwork. Here's what some of the textile artists said:
- "One way to start a design is by doodling a particular subject over and over again; it then gradually develops into a simplified version of the subject." ~Meta Heemskerk.
- "When I create a work of art, I always do it in some time or space that moves me emotionally and sensorially. This process becomes a spiritual refuge." ~Paulina Ortiz.
- "I don’t have just one way of getting started on a new project. Sometimes it is inspired by a photo, sometimes a simple sketch and sometimes by the fabrics themselves. But I like to do a tiny thumbnail sketch. I will use a Post-it Note, approximately 3 inches square for this tiny sketch, big enough to get an idea and small enough to not be intimidating. ~Pat Bishop.
Take time to read the complete article for more ideas on jumpstarting a new art project.