Wednesday, June 16, 2010
All directions at once
I'm working on a list of things I'd like to get done, and I seem to be scattered in all directions, working on a bunch of different things at once.
But I thought I'd show you a fun project I ticked off the list. For my City and Guilds course, I was required to make two box forms and decorate them -- one with lines and one with shapes. I had a good time painting the papers and developing the patterning. For the linear one, we were required to use wrapped string as the basis for the pattern -- a very interesting way of developing pattern and not one I'd have thought to use on my own.
There is something so pleasing about the chinese take-out carton shape, isn't there? I love these little boxes so it was easy for me to choose this as the box shape to work on. When I was creating the template and making these boxes, I was reminded that the very first time I ever took a watercolor painting class, the very first assignment was to draw and paint a chinese take out carton. It was all about the shading, working with those angles and planes.
It's still a pleasing form to me and I'm happy with how they turned out. Gee, another place to store ribbon bits and empty spools and things!