As you can imagine I have become completely immersed in this work, it is all I can think of. I guess I want to create my best work yet which is putting a lot of pressure on myself. It is important on many levels and is really my therapy. I have done quite a lot already and as I work the more inspired I become, maybe it is actually looking at the image of mum that is helping me because often when I think of her it is not as an old frail woman. My first step was to create a board with my initial ideas and thoughts.
These were my first experiments and I liked the idea of mask like patterns on her face which not only mask her face but disguise her as well. I experimented with heat soluble fabrics
painting the image,
Using pastels and then distressing the image, this gave an interesting result and the image felt quite dark and angry.
Then I have also been looking at layering patterns which could be used in face painting rituals.
I am really excited by my results so far and I am looking forward to the next bit.