My sister, Emma, always encourages my endeavors. She is a great source of inspiration.
Emma is enjoying a small vacation, and she sent me two short videos of snails.
I made a short video and created a stitch meditation based on the clips my sister sent to me.
My sister informed me that 2018 is the Year of the Bird. This Audubon site has some fantastic bird cams to view. I have been thinking “birds” all day! On my outing today, I saw some cardinals. They were in two different locations, so there was no territorial fighting dance.
After I completed my morning stitch meditation, I viewed some tutorials on fabric embellishment and textile art. I have ordered some books from the library to continue gathering ideas. I started working on a piece built around the blue fabric print I made with the Gelli plates. I am trying not to judge, just make.
But, the results are a bit too stiff and formal for me.
It’s a start.
It was fun.
Year of the Bird
I would like to start this Saturday by thanking Cindy for once again sending me on a creative adventure!
Cindy sent me a link to Liz Kettle at Textile Evolutions. I loved hearing the artist’s story and listening to her thoughts about creating. I had never heard of stitch meditation…what a cool idea!
Liz states that an artist job is to “make and not judge”. She also talks about using this stitch meditation to “start the day with art.” What a way to start the day!
Liz sometimes starts with an “ugly” fabric. Yesterday’s Gelli-Art prints have turned into a stitch meditation piece for me.I chose the Purple Mush mistake piece and the Orange Slush clean-up scrap that I had planned on discarding. Then, I just pulled out another fabric piece from my tiny scrap bin. I added one of the muslin pieces that I had stamped many moons ago.
I found this hand-stitching to be quite peaceful and fun.
Thanks for the link, Cindy.
I used the rest of the Purple Mush mistake fabric to make a 5″x 7″ quilted block. This block could become a part of a signature for a fabric just-for-fun journal.