Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Working in Abstract

I have been aiming to work more toward the abstract .  To help me along
the way I have joined an Abstract Challenge group
and this months challenge following the 
storms in the U.S.A  is 'Sandy'.

This is an exercise in Sketch book design so I don't have 
to complete a textile mixed media piece.

So this is the start of my first piece.  Dark stormy skies in soft pastels with 
isobars based on a manipulated copy of my thumb print.  I have also decided to
include text within each piece.  Thinking about the devastation that 
a storm such a Sandy would bring made me think about all the people 
that are important in my life.  So the text is a stamp of 
'How do I love thee, let me count the ways'
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.