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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What do you do with learning pieces?

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
by Pablo Picasso

Now I'm not comparing myself to Picasso but, I am always trying to learn things I don't know how to do. I like to learn new skills. One reason is, my brain needs all the help it can get to keep alert and learning new skills is one way to do that. The second reason, I'm curious and maybe a little adventurous. I like to learn.

When I took the points and curves class, I made samples that were goofy. If you look at them you can see my points don't always point where they are supposed to. I accepted that and learned how to make them the right way. (Also someone in the class gave me grief about them being wrong, so I had extra motivation to get them right for the final project). In other words I learned from my mistakes. I tend to keep them to remind me where I have been and what I need to do different. I have a friend who always throws her class projects away. What do you do with your learning pieces? I have turned a couple into other projects, but some just keep hanging around.

I finished my thread painted postcards for Postmark'd Art. I had some photos of flowers printed on fabric. I decided to use these to thread paint. I needed to make nine cards. I used four different photos.

Nancy Eha has the voting open for the tiara's now. You should go and check them out whether you vote or not. There are some wonderful works of art.


Debra Svedberg said...

Ignore nay-sayers!

Bridget473 said...

Those are some beautiful tiaras! You got my vote! :)

MaryEQuilter said...

One thought on the "practice" pieces is to put them in the backing of a project, or cut them in random pieces, re-piece them - kind of crazy quilt like and see what you end up with- I could never just throw them out. I have taken things apart and saved the fabric, but don't think I could get myself to throw out something! Love the tiaras too! Mary