Catching Thoughts is part of a mending process. Somewhere along the way I stopped thinking about technique as a static thing. And probably I just noticed that moment to moment, technique was just a step in the problem solving process. I looked at myself working and created the term Design Mending to describe the method by which I constantly shifted my approach to get my thoughts into physical form and hold them together. And the beauty in that.
Problem solving is the personal part of the design process. Because it deals with your personal vision and you own personal limitations.
The drive to express, to have something you need to say, to show, to change means you are not at peace with what you see or sense about "things". And we strive for that peace. At least I do.
Catching thoughts by design mending
I filled in both spaces. And my focus has turned now to the bottom of the piece. I suppose these figures are also connected by some sort of roots, and I know there will be fringe.
I used the same fabric for the second patch, but turned it over, like I do, simply for some variation but at the same time some consistency. I like how the figure is free and grounded at the same time now.
Design Mending creates a story in itself if you talk about it. It is a way to say:
"I started here and then I became distracted by this and that, and along the way I met some challenges and this is what happened. And in the end it all turned out ok. Or not."
Still a story though, and experience and some thing to learn from.