Christmas is always fairly hectic for me ... Ive worked in retail fro the last 6 years and consequently; you don't get a christmas in retail. Two days off over christmas and then New Years Day and thats about it!
None the less, Ive kept myself entertained! I haven't found my time to make any art (much to my disgust), although my motivation isn't there either ... I found something to keep me pre-occupied...
Many of you will recall this painting that I finished in late September. It was my branch into abstract art! Something simple to start with, I experimented with brush size, mediums, colour and layering.
From this artwork I took a small of high-quality photographs and uploaded them to a fabric printing website! With no previous experience; the uploading process took some figuring out...
With a lot of playing around I decided on editing the images in photoshop to create a wide variety of colours for the material prints. Each print would be a 'yard' in size. Naive me, had to find out what a 'yard' was in 'real-money' per say!
The final collection of images varied in colour. I tried to create the most vibrant, saturated and colourful prints that could be worn as scarves. Each print would be 1 yard, printed on 100% Chiffon.
I have ranged the colour from the original artwork into a selection of vibrant scarves including the original Gold & Green, to an Aqua, Indigo, Lavender and Pink! Each print contains all the original depth of the artwork; you can se the hatching in the canvas and the raises in the paint.
More pictures and updates will be coming soon! Im hoping to have purchases of the scarves live by June 2018.
Looking forward to sharing this with you all!
Abbey is a practicing Visual Artist and high school teacher.