Diana was working on a block print design with cranes as the subject. Inspiration was slow. I messaged to her that it was a process and sometimes takes some time. I decided to do a crane project too.
Diana's process was actually pretty fast. Mine is much slower. She went to Art School and learned to use her process. I went to Agriculture School and learned to process feedstuffs.
Part of the problem with spontaneous projects is space. How much I can do do is limited by my drying space. Sometimes in minutes I have every inch of space covered with something drying and I have to stop. In the past, I have allowed spontaneous projects to severely impact the ones I really want to do.
So, my crane had to be small. With little investment in materials for a small project, it is easy to justify skipping all the preliminary "process". I measured out 2.5 x 3.5 inches of cotton broadcloth, dipped my tjaunting in hot wax and began.
I made a line. It was not what I envisioned. It would take too long to start again. I am not going to abandon the project, I told Diana I was making a crane. So how can I use this line to make a crane? Like this!
This is "Great Crane Visits Milpitas." It's mounted on 40lb watercolor paper and photographed on red fabric.
I made a couple other 3.5"x2.5" art cards while I was at it.
"Old West," "Squirrel Oversight," and "Flee the Chicken"