How We Work 2

In the last post, we presented the work process of three California Fibers' artists. The goal was to do it in 10 words or'll notice these three are wordy women.

Julie Kornblum, who works largely with recycled materials, says, “Gather materials; they inspire me. Respond to the world & life. Experiment, sample, start over; finish when satisfied.”

Pacific Rim 

We also asked the question of whether you need silence or noise to create, and if noise, what kind? Music? TV? Audiobooks? 

Kathy Nida, a quilter, says, "My process is all in my head. The entire drawing is composed up there over time. Then it all comes out; the rest is execution. So my process is: think/design, then draw, then choose fabrics and colors. The TV is on or I listen to music during the whole process. No silence."

Detail of Awakening the Crone

Charlotte Bird, also a quilter, says, "I do my best work when I stop thinking, letting my hands do the thinking. I am doing more with the intersection of art and science, thinking about subjects like climate change. I get my images from Google rather than drawing.  I look everywhere and take photos, especially of pattern and texture."

Lichen: Living Fossils

She continues, trying to get down to 10 words: "I absorb, write, doodle, research, cut-sew-try-fail-redo-carry on. My work is moving from 2D to 3D. I seem to have a two-year cycle. I work in one series at a time. I listen to books on tape while I work, especially murder mysteries."

Stay tuned for the last in our How We Work installments...