Whenever I end up in my Think Tank on Making Friday without a proper idea of what I’d like to get done, I seem to do the same thing:
I fill up a page with regular brush marks that look like multiple openings, or windows in a big building. It’s relaxing, and makes me feel like I’m making a start, at least, even if it’s not very interesting.
Sometimes I even go the extra mile and turn them into trees (the green ones above) or little faces (below).
So inevitably on Making Friday last week, I did my usual dabby thing, but this time I used a piece of linen I had lying around, a housepainter’s brush and a pot of fabric paint. It wasn’t particularly lovely, but I kept going, hauling out more pieces of fabric – including an offcut of my Block Circles print – daubing it all over with my housepainters brush. It was very Craft Period indeed.
I wasn’t sure where it was heading, until I got out some of my old favourite lino blocks and the whole mess fell into place as a pattern I liked.
And by the end of the day, all my slapping around of paint had actually turned out pretty well and I had a good solid bunch of stuff to show for it. Which is what Making Friday is all about!