Friday, October 5, 2012

Obscured Handwriting

Not everything needs to be colourful and sometimes our private thoughts are best left unread.

My Obscured Handwriting Series celebrates the old, the unwanted, the faded and the illegible.

Obscuring my journaling by writing over it in many directions I get the thoughts out of my head and onto a scrap of an old bed sheet, making a textured fabric I can use in my artwork.

The black writing from today's journaling bled through the tattered fabric making interesting lines and dots on the back which I followed with a grid-like quilting stitch in grey. The ends of the quilting threads, the backing and the batting are all left visible.

The backing is also fabric torn from a discarded sheet.

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