I had fun the last few times I made it to the studio embellishing a curtain for an odd window in my new office space that looks out into the main room. There are no windows to the outside world in the room so I thought it would be fun to add some color at the window. It has blinds on it, but basic blinds aren't exactly exciting.
I decided to use my "formula one" swirly shapes. According to Maxine Farkas, who used to work with Mom and I at Friends Fabric Art, an artist's formula one is like their default shape or image. It's an image that keeps re-occurring in your art. I tried googling formula one, but I can't find any specific art-related references easily.
|Curtain planning stage|
|Detail of curtain in front of the planning drawing|
I tried to put the most design elements in areas that would be at my eye level when I sit at the desk. I also didn't want to get too carried away with the design so that I'd never finish it.