I have been drawing for several years, during my life.
My first sketchbook daily practice dates back to Primary school. Maybe I still have it, somewhere.
I’ve practiced several creative techniques during last decades: drawing, photography, painting on fabric, stitching, paper marbling, creative microscopy (that one was very addictive!), improv quilting (which added a relevant discovery: of quilting community!).
I’ve recently started to draw again, fine-liner pen on cotton paper doodle-type.
During the last exercise, I was surprised of how easily some spiralled clouds emerged from my blue pen ink work. Then, I realized: it was thanks to the long hours of free-motion quilting practice done while using that same motif: quilting spirals, indeed.
The different crafting techniques one tries are connected to each other in some ways.
My photos of flowers were usually made in macro mode, so close-up that they tended to be abstract, and I tiled them in columns and rows like in a mosaic.
My first three quilts were aimed to represent a landscape; then I dropped that idea, and I continued mainly with abstract improv piecing.
My drawing re-start intent was to play with doodles and geometries, but it quickly turned into figurative subjects derived from my year-long database of photographs.
There is still a lot of room to learn, from this re-mix of techniques!