Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History Made

Whatever your political persuasion, we are all witnesses to a historical event this morning with the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

From a creative perspective, what does this history-making event feel like? Does it bring tears to your eyes? Does it remind you of an event in your past? Does it fill/deplete your energy? Ask yourself a series of these types of questions, and answer them.

Now take those answers and imagine how they would look in it... then cut and arrange fabrics according to this map. Now, think about imagery. Look for fabric prints that contain those images and fussy-cut them. Add these to your developing composition. Next...are there words that come to mind based on your earlier answers? Consider stamping them on a bit of solid colored fabric and adding them as well.

What you're trying to accomplish is to visually describe your internal processing of this event and how this history-making vote looks like in fabric from your perspective. If you feel motivated to try this, I'd love to see the results!

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