One of the joys of the Elizabeth Barton workshop was re-discovering tracing paper – or at least the heavyweight typo paper my husband used to use at work. it was as easy as using the PC for re-positioning elements but kept the feel of your own hand as you worked.
Knowing that Elizabeth works from the landscape I found choosing images to work with difficult, as my photos tend to focus in on line and repetition. In the end I looked for common themes amongst my photos and took two collections. This is the one I chose to work with:
I’ve scanned some of the sketches I did in the workshop, the crinkles are the result of mixing excitement and partially finished coffee. (Thanks Hilary for the mop-up!). By combining the rough tracings:
with photocopies at different scales and various exercises new images appeared:
Some of which are quite likely to find themselves worked up in greater detail, and may even appear as quilts in due course!