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Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally! Success....sort of

After many days of frustration with uncooperative printed fabric (bleeding), interrupted studio time, breaking all the needles in my felt tool at onset of new project and...the real hardship...working on two projects that are not supposed to be shared until their reveal (or judged) dates. I never before appreciated what the loss of freedom to share and brainstorm might mean.

This weekend I took a class from a friend who is a jewelry maker, primarily using the beach glass that she and her sons collect together. Eileen was very generous in sharing all her "secrets" and everyone was successful in creating a unique piece that she (in this case we were all women) could be proud of. I know I certainly am.

I'll keep this as a model so I will remember all the steps whilst I make more...but this particular piece reminds me of one of my sisters-in-law and should be hers.

I had intended to use the skills that I'd hopefully gain in the class to wrap stones, shells and, perhaps rusted found objects onto my art quilts. I still expect to do that...what I didn't expect was to enjoy the process so much that I'd like to make more. Serendipity, again!

3 comments:

  1. How wonderful to try another medium -- I think we find ourselves again when we step outside the world of fiber art. And this would make a lovely addition to a quilt, I agree.

    Diane

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