Keeping Focused

I’m beginning to think that I have too many interests, things I want to keep up with. Each week I have scheduled several zoom meetings including regular class gatherings and then other scheduled webinars of many interests, such as climate activism, town halls about local government, nature explorations, and on and on. As I’ve mentioned before my primary focus is the book, the nature book with the pictures out of fabric.

Above is a fabric representation of the Western Fence Lizard doing push ups to attract a female or let the others males in the neighbor hood that he is strong and a force to deal with. I added texture on the lizard with a colored pen. The sky space above can be used for the words of the story.

And a picture of Mountain Lion tracks which can be detected as someone walks along the woodland path.

You can see that I am a minimalist because I use only enough information to inform the viewer. What amazes me is how I can do minimalist pictures but my day to day life is full of detail, filled up in fact, and I’m thinking maybe I need to cut out the nonessential. Now there’s a job for me.

Published by Chlele Gummer

I'm an artist, writer and author of nine children's books. Nature is my inspiration. Next project is a book of a hike with children. The pictures are created out of fabric scraps.

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