Creative Play: Mail Boxes
Continuing with my creative play, I started working with my photograph of farm mail boxes.
It seems that I always need to start with something very literal . True to form, I first sketched the mail boxes.
That wasn’t very exciting, but it did make me think of some other mail box photos I had. (Remember, my plan was to take all interesting detours.) The photo below was taken in the little village of Madrid, NM.
I loved the crooked boxes and there were many other interesting ones nearby. This time I did my sketching in the computer, combining photos and auditioning several different background options.
Lots of options. What if I use an outline “drawing” of the background buildings and vegetation with colorful mail boxes in front? Hmm.
I don’t know if any of this will find it’s way in to a quilt, but I DO know that I did a lot of creative experimenting with these exercises. Which makes each of them a SUCCESS!