Monday, November 16, 2015

Magic {Improv Handbook Score #2}

Color me excited!  I love where my second score from Sherri Lynn's book is heading.  It could be my favorite improv work yet.  Really, really!

Improv in Strings {score #2}

Upon return from our week of baby's therapy (which went smoothly and hospital-free, thanks for asking!) I pressed and photographed my finished "string sheets."  Here are the saturated sets above and the low volume/low contrast sheets below.  For details on how I planned and assembled the sheets, see my getting started post.

Improv in Strings {score #2}

And here's my high contrast, black + white sheet.  Hoping it adds some spunk to the work!

While making the sheets I brainstormed the next, crucial step - using them.  In her book, Sherri invites us to give the finished sheets a good stare down, ponder different scenarios and then choose one to explore.  My brain kept returning to angles, specifically triangles.  How would freeform cut triangles sew together?  What kind of movement could I create with those stripes?  How could I be sure that the background sheets (the low volume/low contrast) allowed the other sheets to carry the show?

Improv in Strings {score #2}

Pondering is all well and good, but cutting... cutting is what makes things happen in my world.

Improv in Strings {score #2}

I do believe there's some magic to be had here! 

9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the result ! I haven't even started mine. Hope it will be soon ...

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    1. Hope you have time to get started soon! And that you very much enjoy it =)

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  2. I'm so glad your week went well!

    Cutting is the, no going back make it work, moment for me and I guess there is a bit of magic in that.

    I know your triangles will be wonderful and I look forward to seeing them all put together :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes, cutting is a little scary, like jumping off a ledge. But once it's done you can move forward, right? It's where I make progress.

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  3. I love all of the colors Rachel. This one is going to be classy, I can tell.

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  4. Magic is definitely happening there Rachel! I am just taking my first baby steps into imrov and bought Sherri Lynn's book too. It looks wonderful!
    Very glad your week with Eleni's therapy went smoothly!

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  5. Those colors together are absolutely wonderful! Excited to see where this score takes you! :)

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  6. Cutting IS a big first commitment. Love your process so far. Can't wait to see how it unfolds Rachel.

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