"Activity #3" was the creation of a Project Brief for my final Assessment Piece. I struggled with this for my first AP, but less so for this one. It requires selecting a phrase from a list in the materials, using it as a theme for designing your piece. The Objectives of the rest of the Module are clear: "To research a personal source of inspiration, reference a phrase from the list provided, develop a collection of ideas, resolve a final design, sample technique and produce the quilt."
In the Brief, however, we have only to list possible references and techniques, estimate a reasonable time-frame, and estimate a budget/cost. This last bit is always challenging for me, because so much of my materials has been stashed for years, and there's a stack of it that's simply been given me by those who no longer want or need it. I decided this time 'round to estimate the 'wholesale' cost based on estimated finished size, discounted 40% from 'retail'. I priced it as I would a commissioned retail piece (by the square inch) and then backed out 40% to take it back to "wholesale". The percentage just fit, and gave me a nice round number. I like to keep things simple!
"Activity #4" was my focus for most of this week. It involved taking my selected phrase ("Just one line?" -- emphasis mine), some inspirational photos, paint, glue, scissors, my sketchbook...and creating a couple of spreads (across two pages each). Here's how I described the work to Linda:
|"Tree Line - view 1"|
To the left - my second two-page spread. I began by painting across the pages to emulate the background of the inspirational photo. I then applied strips of card that had been scribbled on with a round-point black marker...random thoughts on creativity and my approach, but you can't tell from the sliced words. I thought it very effective as the bark, and am pondering how to do it in fabric for the best effect.
|"Tree Line - view 2"|
I've also been pondering adding some stitch to the grass, and creating an impression of leaves using a smattering of beads and French knots.
Now, on to the next assignment!