The workshop on mark making and hand stitching started out with exercises in collage, then critiques of everyone's compositions.
The next exercise was to draw 'blind' - that is, to draw with candle wax or white crayon, making bold and gestural marks roughly on a theme you've picked, or not. The drawing was then painted over with a solution of Brusho and water, resulting in deep colours which revealed the image. I found this liberating as I think the images are rather looser than they might have been if I could have seen the marks as they were being made. They look rather crude but may well be inspiration for a new body of work I am planning to make