I can write. Â I can sew. Â I have talents I am proud of. Â Drawing isn’t one of them.
This I am proud of:
I made this piece of fabric art. It is 33″ square. The base is 1/8th” particle board. I padded and upholstered the board, and used a curtain tie back to adorn it. I designed the piece to “pull-together” various elements of my living room decor. It hangs above our fireplace.
Those that know me know my first and most favorite art is that of word weaving. Â Drawing has never been one of my talents and likely never will be. Â I knew that going in, but I still signed up for an art class. Â Below you will find my first composition. Â Believe me, I have seen better work from 5th grade students. Â If you know me, when you see what it is I’ve depicted, you’ll understand my “self-portrait”:
Even in drawing, I cling to the comfort of words — the art I know and understand.
5 thoughts on “Quilldancer Tries “Art””
Wonderful art. It’s always good to get out of your comfort zones.
Nessa — I hope to improve. Whether or not I master those pastels and chalks, I will improve my own talents just for having — as you said — stepped (leaped in this case) out of my comfort zone.
I love the wall art. I have never been able to draw, either. I’m not quite sure how to interpret the composition.
Barbara — my composition is of WORDS — the art I find most comfortable. I think that “comfortable” is the secret. As a kid there were always material scraps to be had and I made things from cloth all the time. And words — talking, reading, and writing — are important to my entire family. I never actually saw anyone draw so I never gave it any thought until my first art class — in school in 6th grade. That teacher didn’t teach, she yelled. I don’t know how anyone came out of that class liking drawing!
Love your fabric art! And your word art! I always said I wasn’t creative and people would look at me like I had lost my last marble. Okay … I’m not artistic or crafty. And yet I know what I like. I have firm opinions about the proportional use of white space. I love patterns. Maybe I do have some artistic bones. They just didn’t make it all the way to my fingers!
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