Thursday, May 8, 2014


How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?
   I used a picture I found online to base the picture off of. I chose all the places I want to travel to on the signs. I really enjoy traveling and I want to travel as much as I can when I'm older. The places written are some of my main locations I want to be in. 

Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?

    Yes, I found a picture online but then added in my own hopes and thoughts for details. 

How did you respond to challenges that occurred as you worked? 
  When the challenges occurred, I just hoped for the best really. I had a really hard time and figured the mistakes and challenges wouldn't happen again because I would try to learn from them.

Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?

   Yes. I did not expect to have such a hard time on perspective. I struggled a bit during the practice but for the actual project I had picked a piece that seemed simple. It was really difficult for me and turned out to be frustrating.

Shibori Dyeing

Artist: Laura Hunter
    Laura Hunter now lives in Washington State, making silk scarves using the shibori technique.She specifically uses the  itajime shibori, a technique where designs are created by dyeing the fabric while it is folded and clamped between tiles, wood blocks, or other shaped objects. 
    She said "I am also fascinated by fractals in nature, repetition on different scales, often caused by growth and change." This explains why she is drawn to dyeing in the technique that she does. Using the shibori technique shows the specific pattern. The specific material you use to cover the shirt with will protect that area from dye, which will then leave the imprint of what you did.  
    Her use for this art is retail, she dye fabric then sews it into a scarf that she then sells.She has been doing this for 20 years as her job. She has experimented with the shibori technique, which has led her to the Itajime shibori style which was mentioned earlier.

 I chose this artist because her work seems cool, and we have things in common such Washington State. Her works color and design is really eye catching and cool overall.