Saturday, December 14, 2013
Each December, it seems, I pick up a new technique, and spend my winter break learning it. It helps to have an extended period of time to just focus on the new skills needed for that technique.
This year, I'm working on silk painting, and the way I go about it is experiment, experiment, experiment. Watch videos, read blogs, try things that may be disastrous, try something you think won't work and learn why it doesn't work. Make happy accidents. I've been at it about a month now and, after a few dozen scarves, am getting pretty comfortable with the technique. I hope, though, to keep at it and get some pretty interesting pieces done!