Where did March go? Before I knew it the month was drawing to an end it was time to photograph the 31 Artlets, my way of journaling each morning. After challenging myself with words in January and the color Red in February I decided it was time to include some fabric into the Artlet journey.
While fondling the various stacks of hand-dyed and commercial fabrics I have accumulated over the past 12 years I settled on black and white. At first I didn’t expect to have enough prints to feature one for each day in March, however this was not the case… I vaguely remember a time where I was mesmerized by the black and white section in quilt shops I visited. This was an advantage as I selected the stack of black, white and grey collection and affixed these securely to the card stock with PVA glue.
Soon I realized that I was bored with the high contrast. The solution was to add a splash of color whenever I felt like it or the morning was particularly grey. The results are visible in the slide show.
Initially I intended to add stitch and possibly even create mini-quilt blocks but soon I realized that activities like these would take up more than the 15 minutes designated to each Artlet. While stitches are a form of mark making I chose to add marks by moving felt tip markers and pencil crayons over the fabric instead of employing a needle and thread.
Enjoy the slide show and mark May 1st on your calendar if you are following the Artlet Journey! What will I explore next? I have an idea but you will have to wait till May to find out what I am exploring next.