Moving along with my self imposed challenge. Deadlines really do make me stay more focused. So I will be doing more of these. What to put on my list for the next go round? Hmm, so many things. I guess that is something I can dream and think about when I'm stitching, just let my mind go. Good ideas usually come when I'm doing something calming and repetitive. I just get lost in the rhythm and that really lets my mind wander in a good way. I call it Wanderlust of the Mind. Hmm, that sounds like a theme or a series or.........there I go off into the abyss.
Ok back to the subject at hand. What did I stitch today? I machine stitched on a tiny oil painting on paper. Yes, I put down a gesso on the paper first. If you don't the oils will go thru the paper and it will rot. Yep, bummer because I love to paint with oils on paper. Clear gesso works well too if you don't want to lose the look of the paper completely. Anyway I machine stitched if free form and it worked well. I had sealed it first with a spray varnish. I also worked on some journal pages with stitch and digital paper that I created. A splatter look on stripes and texture. I hand stitched a bit with that yummy raw silk I showed yesterday and did a few other things. Playing around with things...it's important to have that free time where you just explore and play with materials. Not thinking about creating a masterpiece but just doing what feels good and letting your muscle memory sort of take over. Ok a couple of pics but I was running out of light so only a couple today. Hope your doing well with this stay at home situation and getting some creative time in yourself.
Artist and maker living and working in the beautiful state of Pa.