Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hanging Collages

Avoid methodology. If what you're doing is about technique, that's not art. 

canvas on fabric with mixed media, D. Jaouen

 This quote caught my attention--I think you need to know technique so you can forget about it. My temperamental sewing machine is actually giving me what I need these days. I'm wanting a tentative, random feel for the decorative stitching on these two pieces and my difficult machine is perfect for that. It is also managing the construction seams that need to be sturdy and provide strength.

©D. Jaouen

Did I mention I feel like I can sew however I want now, since I've been sewing for many years? Kind of like drawing however I please, scribbling if I want (so there). I'm sure you agree.

Next up, I'm going to start a new painting series soon. I'm excited! What are you up to these days?


  1. 'you need to know technique so you can forget about it' YES!!! I sure do agree with that, Deb. Wish I could see this work in person. The textures are so intriguing! -sus

    1. Sus-I was amazed at your fabric painting technique. Thanks for sharing it..and for the compliment :)

  2. i also think that not knowing wtf you are doing can lead you down a path that is truly yours.
    i like the one on the right :)
    i loathe word verification.

    1. I agree, and that's why I prefer to muddle ahead and figure it out myself--more interesting results, and it's fun.

      And I thought only other people's blog had that pesky word verification!