I like to think of framing as creating context. A sense of place. I think many times we create the place first and put things in it. But the order in which we do things can have a freedom to it. As long as there is a way to hold it together.
managing thickness while framing story
Considering Frame of Mind
I suppose I have a lot more to say about framing/context that I've said already. But here, today, I am talking about an edge, the frame we might even call a binding if it is more traditionally executed.
It's role in the process.
So here, just the addition of this particular border has changed everything in my thought process. Even though I haven't formed words about it. Written them down. I'm not even sure if it was the best choice. But what is that anyway?
I wonder what effect it has had on you as the onlooker?
A physical frame is something more tangible that might remind us about context as simply a frame of mind. And how important that is to story.
So a frame, as an element of composition, might be a border, to contain it all, might be a kind of binding, to keep it all from unraveling. Binding is often added to "hold" the edge. But when it simply holds a thought, it can be a path to other thoughts. I think we might add it when we need it. With a different point of view, it might be a way out of the box we first put ourselves in.
A frame might become a Ring of Growth / Vision.
Managing cloth as self
This is now the others side after cutting. As far as technique goes here, this is common way for me to manage layers. Rescue cloth. I've talked about it many times before, and I will gather those instances and add them to the methods index eventually. It is interesting , though, today, how this method has taken on a meaning in the context of the class itself. Removing the build up of layers, rescuing cloth, all part of my "frame of mind". I like to remind myself , that technique itself is not as useful outside of the context of usefulness and purpose. I think that is the difference that giving classes makes. And what feeds the story.
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