Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Interconnected

When I found out that our new challenge theme is "community", I immediately thought of notions of connection and interconnectedness. I contemplated pursuing an abstract design with multiple nucleii joined by fine lines. However, this is challenging to piece and the lines would have to be very fine indeed to convey the complexity and density I had in mind within the 12x12 inch space.

Besides, I really want to play with my fabric pastels and the Caran d'ache water soluble wax pastels that I bought when I was in America. I started to think about stencils which, in turn, took me to cut out paper dolls:

I want to make some stencils with figures holding hands but I need some lessons in cutting out!

4 comments:

Brenda said...
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Kristin L said...

I'm looking forward to your crayon experiments. Paper dolls are a wonderful community -- always together and usually interconnected.

Nikki said...

If you want the paper dolls to be connected leave the fold intact at the hands. I really like the idea of a chain of dolls holding hands. Reminds me of some type of garland we may have created as kids.

Diane said...

The paper doll idea is cool...and will make perfect stencils for playing with the crayons. Have you used those Markal/Shiva paintsticks? They might be good and smeary for stenciling, too. I can't wait to see what you're experiments reveal...