Do I or don’t I?
Each year I look at my schedule that appears to be free and clear for working on the challenge for the CQA/ACC conference. 2015 looks no different – and so, the fabrics are ordered! Life gets busy and a little time passes. Finally a package arrives in the mail!
|Trend-Tex Challenge Fabrics 2015|
OH! I forgot I ordered the challenge fabric!
I clear my desk and the package is quickly opened….
My first thought is “Oh my goodness – what am I going to do with this?”
OK – a cup of tea needed.
First in the process - Ideas
Photography is a hobby – and this year alone I have some spectacular subjects – from home in Edmonton, to Tofino on Vancouver Island to 4 weeks in Europe – Holland and France. I should be able to find something! Beach winter sunset, spring flowers, birds, windmills and rural Holland, Rotterdam – the city awakes, 24 hours of Le Mans auto race, Juno Beach and remembering WWII, Vimy Ridge and remembering WWI.
I start scanning the files for photos that may speak to those colours….What am I going to do with that fabric that looks like kernels of corn still on the cob?
Oh – I should note that at this time I have not read the entire instruction set, nor gone back onto the website. My search is with those colours in mind.
I have a difficult time with abstract. I need to have a product that people cannot interpret the design as I envision it. So I start with a real photo, and then use the artistic licence to remove an item not needed, or add something to get the “feeling”.
But first – I have to choose the photo. There are just too many pictures, but finally I cull down.
|starfish at Tofino, BC|
|prairie train trestle|
Of course, now I read the specifications – and see the kite logo for “blown away”.
I think there’s a photo that I have of my dad flying his kites! But I didn’t take it – one of my sisters did.
Now I’m on a hunt to find that picture.
Continued in next installment - finding that special photo...