I said that I'd tell you about the things stuck on my design wall ... granted I said I'd [probably] tell you about them yesterday and we both know that didn't happen but what the heck, better late than never.
the bunch of Japanese fabrics are being auditioned for a commission piece for which I have no actual design in mind.
This will be one of my 'designing-directly-with-the-fabric-and-see-where-that-takes-me' pieces, which is my normal method of working.
The only design brief is that it be Japanese, purple, black and cranes.
The scary thing is that all those fabrics apart from the two plain purples - which I may not end up using - are straight from the stash. What's even scarier is that I started the auditioning process with no fewer than 100 different, mostly black, mostly Japanese fabrics all from the stash
Do you have any idea how many different blacks there are?
No, I don't know either but there's a lot.
I feel like I'm channeling Goldilocks: this black is too blue, this black is too yellow but THIS black is juuuuuuust right.
Back in 2005, I made this
I feel as though the concept has more mileage in it and the other day I doodled this on a notepad by the phone
so then I drew a larger version.
It has a lot more sections and those teeny slivers may be a pain, so I may yet go with taking the doodle to the copy shop and get it scaled up
Anyway, I'm seeing an ammonite - although with minor changes it can be made to look very fern like too.