|My journal for the Young Forest quilt.|
In a dramatic mood, I began the journal entries for the creation of my quilt, Young Forest #5. The journal, along with the quilt, is on exhibit in the Season Palette exhibit debuting at the IQF in Houston this fall. Following is the first entry from around March 2011. (Cue dramatic music here.)
There is very little introspection going on in my mind when I make art. I seem to dissolve into time and space when creating and emerge on the other side unaware of how I got there.
And, although I am an artist, I am also a teacher. So many of my journal entries read like pattern instructions or directions for a student. These entries were written after working in silence on the quilt for hours at a time.
I find it difficult to write about how I feel about making art work while also making the art work. It’s better to just let the art flow and examine how it was done later.
|Apple Trio by Laura Wasilowski. This is what I’d miss as a play write, food.|
Fortunately, I do not work as a play write for a living or I’d be starving by now. But I did find keeping a journal a little annoying. I just wanted to make the darn quilt! Tomorrow we’ll get down to real nitty-gritty, the creative process. (Cue more dramatic music here.)