07 September 2010

The Process Pledge

Many  fiber art bloggers (and others artists I'm sure) have taken the Process Pledge. I have decided to take the pledge too. I am all about process and not product. I meticulously savor each step of the creative process in my art yet when I attempted to make a pair of slacks, a product, I started to zoom zoom the seams on my serger accidentally getting a flipped piece of fabric caught under the needles and blade and slicing a 5" gash when I was almost done. Slacks in trash can.
Now if I can translate my love of process to all my endeavors. So without further ado, the process pledge:

  I, Beth Berman, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear.   I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.   

 Here are some talking points suggested by ROssie on her blog:

  • Do you have any new sketches to show?
  • Is this design inspired by a past quilt or someone else's quilt you saw (link, please)?
  • Does the color palette come from somewhere specific?
  • Are you trying to evoke a specific feeling?
  • Is this quilt intended for a specific person?  How did that inform your choices?
  • Are you following a pattern, emulating a block you saw somewhere, using a liberated process, or totally winging it?
  • What are you hating about this quilt at this stage?  What do you love?
  • Did you push yourself to try something new?

  • In working on the quilt, are you getting ideas about what you might want to try next?  What?  Did you sketch it?
So in the future, be prepared to hear about my process a lot more.

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