Scrap Basket Improv 03.15 - 03.21

I’ve begun a new creative practice entirely by accident.  As I rifled through my scrap basket in search of the makings of a robot, I was entirely intrigued by what I found.  Bits of long forgotten fabric bubbled up.  As I shuffled pieces around combinations came to the fore that I woulnd’t have imagined.  In short, I was inspired. 

I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be fun to just pull a few of these and slap them together just to see what would come out.  Just as quickly as I thought it, I decided that is exactly what I would do.  For years I’ve been inspired by August Wren, and other artists who have a daily sketchbook practice.  I’ve talked before about my struggle to apply this same sketching concept to fabric.  But, here was the perfect solution.  These little bits and pieces are languishing in my scrap basket anyway.  Pulling a few out every day and simply experimenting has opened up the floodgates of my creativity.  

This is a creative exercise only.  There’s no pressure for any of them to work out.  But, I think it will be helpful for me to see them all in one place.  To that end, I offer the product of the first week of Scrap Basket Improvs:

 03.15.2018 4.5”x4.5” (times 4) 

03.15.2018 4.5”x4.5” (times 4) 

 03.16.2018 6.5”x7.75”

03.16.2018 6.5”x7.75”

 03.16.2018 3.5”x4.5” 

03.16.2018 3.5”x4.5” 

 03.17.2018 16”x5” 

03.17.2018 16”x5” 

 03.17.2018 16.5”x13.25” 

03.17.2018 16.5”x13.25” 

 03.17.2018 7”x9.5” 

03.17.2018 7”x9.5” 

 03.19.2018 5.25”x9”   4.5”x8”   5”x9” 

03.19.2018 5.25”x9”   4.5”x8”   5”x9” 

 03.19.2018 6”x5” 

03.19.2018 6”x5” 

 03.20.2018 6.5”x6”   8.5”x6.5”   7”x6”   7.25”x7” 

03.20.2018 6.5”x6”   8.5”x6.5”   7”x6”   7.25”x7” 

 03.21.2018 4.5”x11.5” 

03.21.2018 4.5”x11.5”