I used narrative in my applied project to better understand the changes that I went through this year. Instead of taking “field notes” I often just snapped a quick photo. Looking through the thousands of photos from this year brought memories, conversations, and details to mind. As part of my applied project, I am building a visual narrative by making a handmade book with these photos. I am using the photos, my unfinished demonstration pieces, and sewing to create each unique page. Here is an in-progress sneak peak of one of the 60+ pages:
I have been playing around with an ipad ap, ipastels, that a new friend and local artist, Bree Sauers (http://breesauers.com/) suggested to me. I love being able to draw anywhere with no clean up! But I also miss the feel of the pastel, too. I wonder if technology will one day be able to give me that tactile experience!