Monday, 22 December 2008

A bit about me

Ever since I remember I have made things and thankfully I was born in to a family that appreciated it.
When I grew up I was going to be a teacher, then an architect. I don’t know how (actually I do, but it’s a long story) I ended up in a Spanish fine art degree! I had always made things, but I had never drawn a 10 foot statue on a metre sized paper! Or paint huge canvases with nude live models! Anyway… while doing this for five years I learnt a little bit of lots of techniques… drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printing…
Textiles is not yet a subject in a normal Spanish Fine art degree, but you can go to an art school and do two year courses, so that is what I did: Textile art and design. And again I learnt a little bit of lots of techniques… tapestry weaving, weaving with a traditional four shaft loom, basic basketry, spinning, felting, painting and printing fabrics, embroidery, appliqué,… and even a bit of bobbin lace! I would love to sit and weave all day but I don’t have a shaft loom or the space to put it. Maybe one day…


Now, I have a part time job and spend most my free time learning a bit more of the techniques I most enjoy, experimenting and perfecting what I make while finding my own style in the process.

I like mixing materials, I like patterns, I like fabrics, I love colours, I like clean straight lines and curvy lines, I love textures, I like randomness, I like geometry, I like squares and lines, I like stripes, I love structures, I like the traditional techniques and the modern style, I like drawing so many things I will probably never have time to make, I like keeping all my drawings stashed in files, I like to have everything organized even though most the time I end up working in a big mess…

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