Well it took a while to get this post up but that mostly has to do with marking and getting side tracked with work to do lists rather than seeking inspiration. As soon as I saw Lauren's book I knew that I would pick up on the silhouette image. Working with silhouettes is so familiar to me since I have previously worked with them extensively in my orchid paintings. However, I did feel the need for colour and I definitely couldn't contain it, hopefully this won't shock Lauren when she receives it! This is a bit over the top, even for such a lover of colour.
Inspired by overlapping silhouettes and the psychedelic shapes and colour I have created two pages for this sketchbook. One started directly from the silhouette and looking for the shapes created by the interaction between silhouettes; while the other bounced in to thinking about non-western patterns and bold colour, like something that might be found in an African textile print. Combine with this a little bit of materials exploration through sewing and felt and voilà - off it went in the post today. Now I need to tackle my own delicious little book that has been returned from Eve with a splendid sequence of pages, texture and shape.