Unfinished Project #2

patterns 10 unfinished s

There are patterns I must follow
Just as I must breathe each breath…

I’ve been working on this Sketchbook Project since the beginning of last summer.  It was originally due in January, but they extended the deadline until March.  So of course I stopped working on it regularly, and now I’ve lost focus.  Which is why I’m not a big fan of extended deadlines…just another excuse to procrastinate.  But it IS due in March, so I’ve got to recollect my thoughts and get back to work.

basquiat music s

My inspirations for this sketchbook come from Paul Jenkins, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Paul Simon.  The theme I chose is “Parts of the Whole”, so I’m combining these influences on each page.  From Basquiat, I took the idea of putting sheet music into a collage.  And the music is Paul Simon’s song “Patterns”.

jenkins 1s

I’ve been thinking of doing embroidery based on the art of Paul Jenkins for some time.  His layers of color seem perfect for layers of stitching.

So…back to the drawing table.  You can see my completed Sketchbook Projects here:


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4 responses to “Unfinished Project #2”

  1. Melba Christie says :

    Very interesting. I have never done embroidery. I just do not have the patience. My Mother-in-law has done beautiful traditional work. We all have something she has made. She keeps a meticulous sketch book. I love your idea though.


    • memadtwo says :

      It’s very therapeutic, like any repetitive work. My mother loved to embroider, and she’s the one who taught me. She had a lot more discipline than I do though.


  2. memadtwo says :

    You have plenty of discipline! More than I do, anyway.


  3. memadtwo says :

    My follow through is lacking, but I’m working on it. Also my mother really paid attention to the details in a way I could never do. That’s OK though, I like the element of chance which is why I don’t make detailed plans.


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