For me the greatest part about making my floorcloths is having a new canvas to paint my designs on and immersing my self in the creative process. I have pads full of design ideas. The process begins with a pattern I see in nature or something that inspires me in a dream or while meditating perhaps a shape that was used in some other piece of art will catch my attention and I will begin playing with it. How would it look as a border, what colors work with it, what other shapes or designs want to go with it.
Once I begin painting the design I have come up with onto the floorcloth, it often will change. The process is really very organic. I may have worked something out on paper but I know it’s definitely not locked in stone. I love that the process is alive and that I can be surprised by something new in the moment. There is always that tension at the time of change. I’m thinking “I got this design down” and suddenly it’s beginning to change. Who ever said art is supposed to be safe, the tension keeps me in the moment, it keeps it alive. I never just wanted to stamp out floorcloths, it’s all about the creative process for me. Oh don’t get me wrongI love in the end having a beautiful functional rug staring back at me.
I love how they enhance a room and that my clients and friends are made happy by what started as a thought in my head but being immersed in the creative process itself is where the biggest joy lies for me.
Corinne / www.hudsonfloorscapes.com