I couldn't find time to doodle, unexpected visit from my son , and stuff... so I mulled over some ideas about May and green and it came to nothing much really, green, spring, growth, maybe the stray might become green in spring, green comes in many forms, a full spectrum of greens. Nope. No start. So I decided to do what I call Direct Storming. Just doodling with cloth. Then maybe doodle over that. But as I begin I remind myself that I am no longer just going, because I have a history doing this and maybe just going is misleading, there is after all intention. Softened really by not worrying. So when you say you're going to do something, especially to others, it's a kind of promise, right? A kind of stress sets in. To perform. It's funny, I even remember doing that to myself. For no reason. Audio - I get stuck
Doing is easy really, starting not so much. It's only cloth, I say that to myself when I am stuck. There is no life and death here. Lighten up.
I love Three almost as much as I love Nine. It's part of a math I use, a lot, and I will be talking a lot about it in Part 2- Puzzle Pieces. A design logic that has formed over time, that supports the system of building from scrap. Although things seem easier without rules, methodology emerges from continuous attention to what you do and love. It all simply begins to fit together. I think that is a result of thought-ful-ness.
So keeping that in mind, I went for simple. Three basic strips of cloth. LOng Cloth format, Pathwork. Since I use 9" and 3" a lot, I made these 4" x 10", a little extra cloth that might contain other things I have that might already be 3" and 9". I'll make three versions of a May Stray. Because I can't decide. More choices softens the idea of "wrong". audio- plain cloth base
I had some dyed harem cloth here, a small scrap that I think was yellow over blue, probably pomegranate over some faded indigo, looks like it was also in the walnut bath for a while, so it's a murky greenish turquoise, I just roughly drew the stray cat shape with pen and cut it out leaving a bit of extra cloth around it. But it's a departure in that I don't use thin cloth like this for the figure much. I like that what's underneath it changes it. And there's the word CHANGE, already. And don't mind the noises in the back of this audio, construction going on next door and it is the way it is.
It is my intention, to use this stray cat series, to tell the story of myself, myselves, in the context of my ever changing surroundings. Thinking forward, a note to self, Season can be more than just weather and time of year.
I pulled out the little green moon patch to fill the hole in the print, I like the less common alignment , instead of just placing it overhead as I most commonly do. But then, it seemed to be moving then, Which had me consider it as moving through. I put it in the place where as I recall, I reserved for that in my extended ninepatch concept. Maybe.
To sum things up today, a loose thought.