I have a strong tolerance for discomfort. I can avoid, ignore, evade or go Vague in regards to the ‘stuff’ that needs to be organised. It still boils down to the fact I cannot and will not move forward easily until I vanquish the obstacles in my way.
For the longest time I’ve procrastinated being an artist and living my artist life. It is actually denying what is true for me, denying my own self and my own being. When I do make my art I feel so happy and satisfied. When I make my art it seems such a simple and anContinue reading “Clutter Confession #1”
It is my day 53 in the #100 Days of Making Project. I say ‘my’ day 53, because the A* people are on day 63. This ten day gap has opened up and revealed secret thought processes (once I got over berating myself !) Thought processes that have been running the show for the longestContinue reading “Textile Art in the Garden”
Instead of unpicking the white letters I added more, which adds a raised dimension and sets the letters in relief. I used a plain weave white cloth and stitched coloured thread to soften the edges. I made a feature of the ‘Y’ using gingham and a different font , notice how the new yellow stitchesContinue reading “Express Yourself: Decided”
No time like the present…..
I claim to be an artist. I think of myself as an artist, I’ve been practising my artist intro. I have a BA Hons degree. I can draw and paint…. I can make textiles..weave,spin fibres,print,knit,crochet,dye… I can sew cloth-pretty much anything..handbags, hats,dresses,trousers,curtains, cushions,quilts, banners…. So the indication is there. Yet do my actions match myContinue reading “Artist…When? Artist…. Now!”
It is great fun to create directly, with the intention of publishing immediately. No procrastination here today! Also Take a look at this, hand/heart#2 from a distance…..
So many childhood messages can be loaded with negativity – don’t do this…don’t do that….or else…then negative consequences follow. It’s no wonder we procrastinate and are fearful to act. Giving myself a deadline to finish Aaliyah’s quilt was an attempt to kick the procrastination, instead all manner of obstacles presented themselves……. So I decided toContinue reading “Deadlines don’t work… Part 2”
Previously on hanging from the clothes rail, these fabric lengths look neater folded and take up less space! I am also able to see exactly what palette is available to me and how much! These are large pieces of fabric, destined for large pieces of work. My accumulation of fabric started in the 70’s, yesContinue reading “folding and accumulation”