This is a photo of Jackson Pollock, the famous American painter, in action. I like to review his work for inspiration for my own textile design process.
It's always enriching to look at how other people express their creativity. Pollock's fast moving ways of painting appeal to me and when I sat down to design a collection of scarves, I thought of him.
I mostly draw with markers and color pencils. But while researching Pollock's masterpieces, I decided to experiment with watercolors. They seem to be more fluid; there is a level of surprise to the final outcome as the paints seep on the paper in tiny pools of water. And that's exciting! So much magic and unexpected beauty. As I was aiming for a lot of visual texture in my collection, I dropped salt into the drying paint. A lot of salt. And then more ... Take a look below at my paintings (top row of photos) and the textile collection (bottom row) I created with these playful patterns.
Like these? Do you want to wear art around your neck? Shop my Salt-y Watercolor Collection of scarves! I promise to continue to seek inspiration, test out interesting art media, and create refreshingly unique textiles for you and your home.
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