The Denver Botanic Gardens is a wonderful place to walk around and clear your head. It is also a fabulous place to view art. On this day I had the chance to see some of Deborah Butterfield's sculptures. Her main interest is horses and these examples show some of the range of materials she uses (driftwood and metal.) There is a sparcity of lines Deborah uses to interpret the form that is still very recognizable as a horse. I look at the powerful imagery and wonder how I might render the same effects in hooking.
And, of course, I take the time to take another photo to add to my pattern collection. This one is of a stone walkway at the Botanic Gardens. Just look at the color ranges in this photos from blues and greys to the warm earthy tans and browns. I see a lot of purples and mauves in there as well. At the McGown camp I direct we had a theme last year of Think Like An Artist. Of course much of that thinking entails a lot of see-ing, and learning how to look at things for the possibilities. Art is all about problem solving and is a learning process that we all can master. I collect patterns because I like to look at visual rhythyms, thinking of ways to use that in our fiber artform.
I am a fiber artist and sculptor living in sunny, Colorado! I have a home studio where I dye and sell gorgeous wool fabric.