I found 2 things in this week's lesson. First, the clearing out of the studio. Of course this is a great thing to do not only with the hundreds of supplies I have but it's also interesting to finish the many started projects I have. Well, either finishing up or recycling the project in some other way.
Second, to work within the limitations of my supplies. This makes me be creative and come up with a solution. Good for new ideas. But also showed me that I have so many different kinds of supplies that I don't know which one I like the best. A very hard decision when trying to clear out the studio.
Another central part of this week's lesson for me was the idea of content. When I make a piece that is only supplies motivated, it doesn't work. When I start with a piece that has writing behind it, it works. I didn't realize this so clearly until now. My work that doesn't get accepted in exhibitions is missing content. But starting with a good base of content is hard for me, so I will have to work on it.
Exercises for this week:
1. clean up the studio, well, I'm on it. Finish all started projects, or recycle. Yes, helps to see and think clearly.
2. working within limitations. I chose a thread sketch that I've been working with and didn't know what to do with. I cut it up and collaged it to some left over collages and found I liked this version. I'm still wondering about content, though....