Sunday, June 21, 2009

Playing with wool............

New scarf made in the studio today. This is a lace scarf with assorted fabrics felted in I will probably machine stitch tomorrow.

The rumpled tan fabric is dyed cheesecloth and the rosy pink is flocked silk.

I think the story of my life is really just playing with colour - so today's episode was regrouping all my hand dyed merino. Amazing how an hour just vanished!

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend - it is starting to rain just now -perfect to listen to in bed. Goodnight!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beneath The Sea

Stitching in a mad frenzy does produce results - the trouble I find, is knowing where to stop. I had quite a few ideas for adding other bits but had to draw the line somewhere. The end work is a pair of felted dolls entitled "Beneath The Sea".

Have had a very strange week - but fortunately several hours work in the garden today - weeding and planning mainly, have yielded a mind that feels more calm this evening.

I have never tried meditation or retreats to relax - I find a spade in the garden and sweeping are very therapeutic! That is not to say I won't try other remedies - just never seem to find a pocket of time to do them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Having too much fun -

As I mentioned a few weeks ago I have started doing paper mache again. I can't tell you how much fun I am having. Here are a few more heads waiting for a body and limbs etc.
Please don't laugh, but I have 23 heads made, primed and ready for a face! I am not going into large scale production just having too much fun!

I often wonder as I live this creative life - surely it can't get any better than this. I am so very lucky to have a place to work, a place to dream. And on top of all that, students to perpetuate this lifestyle!

I hope that whatever you are doing this week, it is giving you much pleasure.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

From a while ago...................

Several years ago I was mad for making cushions. I came across these pics whilst sorting through some discs in my upstairs work area. You know all so unlabeled things that you'll eventually go through? Or this that just me?

These all went to live with other people.

I always promise myself a set for my bed - oh well, when everything else is done I guess.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week