Day 3 and I'm still digging around in my fabric and paper bins. So far so good. This exercise is making me use up scraps from the past which I find very gratifying. When I sit at my work table I think rather than start with a fresh fabric or paper I want to see what I have that I can use. So I'm sorting and making stacks to choose from and pulling items off my inspiration wall too. That board is so covered that I'm finding things hidden underneath layers that I totally forgot about. Digital papers, painted organza, Watercolor papers, a card wrapped with a yummy bark like silk/cotton blend that I want to try stitching with and the list goes on.
For years I would put this or that on the wall or in a bin not really knowing what it would become if anything but now that I'm looking at these objects of making in a new light they just may make it into a final piece of art of into a art journal page. These art journals that I'm working on are perfect for those little bits. I often call them little experiments. Now I'm feeling like they are finding a permanent home instead of just hanging on my wall or overflowing in my baskets. As I continue with this process there will be new items put in the shop which is really the goal. My shop as been sort of on hold while I was recovering from my surgery so I'm excited to get going again and start loading it up with new work. Onward and upward.....
Artist and maker living and working in the beautiful state of Pa.