Life is a little hectic around here at the minute, so I may not be around much in blogland for a few weeks.
Which is a pity, as Sharon's classes are getting really interesting - Jo, I am not normally a plan-ahead sort. I don't usually put anything on paper, although I have occasionally in the past. I usually wing it, and don't work according to Sharon's "paths" methods - I try more a blended approach - break down lines and fill in spaces so the eye doesn't know where to go next.
So, what I am after is Sharon's approach of telling the eye where to go next. And, apart from that - I need to see what I can learn from trying to be disciplined in my work. At the moment I am very much someone who does not plan. I work something, that changes things, so I work something else, based on what I have just done. I wing it, and enjoy the journey (and occasionally get to the destination and regret missed opportunities that might have been realized had I planned better).
Sharon is quite happy for us to talk about what we are doing, as long as we do not reproduce her notes verbatim - we are on seam treatments this week. The course is excellent, especially on design theory. The "recessive" seam is just a note for me that I want that seam to blend into the background, not be one of the ones that jump out and demand attention - I want the eye to go elsewhere at that point.
So, in the meantime, here is where I am up to with my Breast Cancer block. It was a little bit planned, but the background it totally unplanned. Still a few seams to do, and one major piece to add, and a few beads to add to the heart. Maybe.