Sunday, August 20, 2017

EMBRACING THE IMPERFECT

Day 2 of 100 days of creating

Today was all about pulling out tools and supplies that I had tucked away for a rainy day, it's suprising how well I did hide some things.

Today I finished carving stamps then went down to Spotlight and bought some of my background fabrics.  I think it's important to have a pile ready and waiting for a project like this.  Oh did I mention that my fabric squares are 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" and will become a quilt at the end.


Day 2
Stamping with ink and Lumiere metallic fabric paints.

It's not perfect but that's a good thing.  I really like how it turned out.







100 DAYS OF CREATING

Once upon a time I felt creative.  I painted, I played with mixed media and art journals, I made modern art quilts, I loved thinking outside the box.  Where did that all go?  I think it started about 4 years ago when I lost my arty caravan to my oldest son.  I had to sell off a lot of art supplies as I had nowhere to store them and it was a pain to make a creative mess in the kitchen then have to pack up every day.

I was thinking a while ago that I found it hard to think up new ideas and even colour began to be confusing to me.  I was always so confident with colour but now I find myself second guessing everything I try and do.  I'd like to think creativity is like riding a bike and it's just hiding somewhere waiting to come into the forefront of my mind, well lets put that to the test shall we?

100 days of creativity began for me yesterday, actually I've been planning this project for weeks now but I started the project yesterday.  My aim is to create one piece of work every (or most) days for 100 days, my theme is cacti and succulents and I will be working with fabric.

I'm pretty excited about this and guess what?  Ideas have been slowly filtering their way into my thoughts, I'm even feeling a little bit creative again.

So here it is, Day 1.  Stitching, now I did have a little bit more time on my hands for this one as I was at the footy all day sitting in the car watching Lachie play.  Some days I will obviously have more time than others.

I was pretty keen last night so I carved a stamp all ready for Day 2.

I hope you will follow along with me as I venture through this project and I look forward to sharing how I'm going.
Sue