I’ve unearthed my past, defined my core, explored individual shapes, and constructed silhouettes… all completed in order to overhaul my wardrobe. Developing a colour story is next, and this palette courtesy of The Designers Co-op (found via Colette WA week 5) is quite perfect for me.
As I work through the Colette Wardrobe Architect weekly prompts there is an obvious chasm between the person I would like to be and the person I actually portray. Last time I asked myself whether my stagnation was due to fear, laziness, impatience or boredom, I was considering my recent drawing output. The truth is I believe my identity as an artist/illustrator is tied into my personal image, so I need to consider the question again so I can understand the solution.
When I’m working from home, I’m conscious that I dress for quickness, comfort and practicality. I suppose I take a similar approach to my artwork. I default to what I know, what I’m used to. A familiar approach achieves a familiar outcome. I fear regret, but I am also impatient – I want things to be accomplished before they’re even started. Ridiculous, I know! And maybe we should throw boredom in there too, just for fun. If I default to the familiar, the boring stuff, I don’t have to acknowledge it, so I can perform in autopilot. Not lazy, but the other three apply.
There’s an obvious solution to my fear, impatience and boredom, and it’s defined by architecture.
WordPress Prompt: Obvious
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