As a result on an on-line class I'm taking with Lisa Call, I've decided to try working in a series. It's something I've never done consciously, meaning I've never deliberately focused on one subject matter over the course of several pieces. Hands, for example, have certainly made their way into more than one piece of my artwork, but I haven't ever said, "I wonder what I can do with hands" and just studied that.
In any event, I had so much fun creating my Whimsy piece that I've chosen to use the same chair shape as the focus of my new series. This whole experience is such a complete departure for me and it's making my studio time lots of fun. I don't have any expectations. I'm hoping I'll be more process-driven, as opposed to product-driven. Don't get me wrong: I do still want to create pieces that are good. But perhaps I'll be better at understanding that everything can't be brilliant; that even a lackluster piece is still valuable as a lesson learned. (Having that mindset was one of my goals for 2011, but I don't think I achieved it....maybe now I will.)
ANYWAY, here's a new addition to my Chair Series. I worked with chiffon for the first time in my life and survived!