bird people 1

bird people 1
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

I think this might be the first time I have taken anything from a sketchbook and used it in a fabric piece. I drew these people, thinking about bird-headed characters, and they kind of got away from me.

This is the first of what feels like several. This one is not what I had in mind, so I turned it in a series of related experiments; in fill patterns, in outlining threads, in fabrics to make the people from. Lynne liked it, so she has it on her wall in her new studio for a while. We agreed it looked like her people with birds on their heads had been squashed to make these people.

We had a meeting of the Artist Support Group in Lynne's new studio. It is in the old mill building in the middle of Easthampton, with a FABULOUS view of the Holyoke range and huge white walls and lots of table space. We were going to make power figures, but we got distracted talking about taking/making time to do the art, and how much of what we do is for other people (like baby blankets and wedding presents), and how do you transition away from that in a graceful fashion.

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