Over the course of the last 6 months on my daily-ish walks down Abbeyfields in Faversham, I've been mapping and recording my impressions of this ' Place' inspired by Alice Fox course ' Place-making Winter. I've finally got round to compiling some of the drawings ( on Abaca tissue, Colour Catchers) prints, texts, fabrics into a ' book of Marks ' . The structure is based on that learnt on Dorothy Caldwell course in Puglia 2013 of sewn signatures with a needle woven binding . I've used it several times ( in Rydal, Greece, Weymouth ) but not recently so it was a bit of a relearning curve but I love the interaction of the pages.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
I've been making Journal Quilts every year since 2003 ( and with Contemporary Quilt of QGBI since 2007) . This year they are to be of a theme and shape(s) of your own choosing but designed so that at the end of the year they can be joined together in some way for possible exhibition. My favourite / most successful set of JQ's is from 2013 when I chose 'Indigo' as my theme so that is what I've chose to revisit but deciding on size/ shapes took a lot of pondering on graph paper! I decided in the end on a combination of : 8 x 8", 10 x 10" , 8 x 10", 10 x 8" which I hope will give me enough scope for experimenting. So far I'm on track , having completed January to April and May's the current piece of ' trainstitching'
As part of Alice Fox's 'Place- Making Winter' course, for the last 6 months I've been recording/mapping my daily(ish) walks down 'Abbeyfields' in Faversham in different ways.
So I was delighted to participate in another project with Kimbal Bumstead as part of his residency at the BasementArtsProject this time making audio recordings on my phone in my 'Place' and then drawing from the recording with my eyes closed, responding to the sounds and textures. From the submissions made by the participants he has created a digital collage ' map' and a 'sonic journey' to accompany it. The result is interactive - you can move through the 'landscape' accompanied by the soundtrack, highly recommended !