All my samples want their day in the sun…..i’ve never spent as much time on this stage before, but i seem to have the patience and interest this “go round” No more Instant Gratification Girl here!
I’ve been working diligently on these every morning, then walk the DogFaced Girl for an hour or so (and shovel walks and feed the birds and squirrels) to refresh my brain and body, then make a few more notes and switch to some handwork. Seems to be the best way now for me. I feel i’m getting things done even if they aren’t are ready for public view. (Ya wanna know how i feel about Lalage —my sewing machine by the way for the uninitiated, pronounced La-loj, with a soft j —- go read Patricia’s post and you’ll get it OH MY!!!!!! )
I’m playing with strange shapes, nodules and holes, manipulation, various thread weights, colour combinations and lots of free motion. Before i know it, each day i’ve got 4 hours worth of samples and notes, building quite a library. I don’t know how long it will be before i actually use some of the ideas in finished work, but that ain’t a bad thing. Maybe that’s why i have so many UNfinished pieces–couldn’t get to the next step after trying some wonderful new thing that couldn’t stand on its own.
I’ve also noticed that with my own work i then question as to how to get the same effect, or close at least, in hand work. I do love that ol’ push the needle by hoofie aspect, but i know it’s not all “translate-able”, not a bad thing either: new ideas come or can be accented that way.
There are also these that i previously posted: