There is a style of work that I like - it's very graphic but often quite loose, and it's the looseness that I particularly like. I've been collecting exponents of the style for a while e.g. Jane LaFazio, Jim Butler and Gillian Bates , it's Gillian Bates work that is the tidiest but she is the only one of this trio that works entirely in fabric. I've wanted to try something like this for a while but the other me has been holding back. But having challenged a group of stitchers that I meet with occasionally to become clearer about their personal challenges and plans to meet them I had to come up with a challenge of my own and this is it. My plan is to 'work in the style of' to see whether I have the skills and ideas to make something of my own. This is good for me because it is something that I can work at intermittently without fear of failure. I 'work in the style of' until either my own style and subject matter evolve from the exercise or they don't ... the first attempt:
Any feedback, help, ideas will be gratefully received! The 'What if?' part of this process is probably the bit I'm worst at.