The joy and pain starts now.
Above are some of my handy work so far.
Di I know what I was doing? not really
Am i confident that I can visibly mend? Yes.
You can be the judge. The last thing I will do is judge this work.
The way I decided I am going to approach visible mending is to think of it in the abstract. I will decorate, I will strengthen and i will think of it like I am painting an abstract painting.
How I used to paint abstract painting, was to use my gut. My gut will tell me this is where you start. This is where you’ve overdone it. When I am painting with thread however, the gut couldn’t be sure if I started in the right place, and there is no issue of ‘mistakes’ in abstract paintings, but in visible mending, when I pull the thread through the fabric and it formed into a ball of knots, that ‘is not’ a mistake, but it doesn’t look good. Most of the time my abstract mistakes looks good.
I have about 3 hours a day maximum of visible mending energy. After that my elbows, back and neck ache. When I illustrate, it normally takes me 4.5 hours before I feel the same ache.
Art and fashion, are bad for your posture.
Here’s the two links I started to stalk about Visible Mending and Kintsugi for clothes.
Always taking notes,