For ideas to begin new work, I often look at home. When Mike removed tile from our kitchen backsplash a few years ago, I used the raw exposed wall in a couple of ways in two works. Fellow fiber artist, Mary Ann Littlejohn and I took foam impressions of the rough surface then painted and stamped on cotton. The result became the background on my SAQA 2015 donation work (fig. 1). I then photographed the surface and photocopied the photos onto cotton fabric. These cotton-transferred photos then became the background for a small Fantasy Floral work (fig. 2). The arrangement was created using painted and printed mushrooms, celery and green peppers.
Fantasy Floral #7 fig. 2