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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Life and the creative process are about the journey, not the destination. I love working with colour and texture and can get totally 'lost' in the creative process. Variety keeps my creative juices flowing. We are currently traveling full time in a 40' motorhome and bouncing between visits with a son in Albuquerque NM and a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Calgary AB. In between we are busy exploring this great continent on which we live. It's a challenge working from my mobile studio but I am using our travel time to learn new skills and refine existing ones.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My new toy and recent inspiration

Earlier this spring I had the opportunity to buy an embellisher but had little time to play with it. Now that the exhibition work is completed, I was able to use one of the recent rainy days to play and here is one of the first pieces I completed. Because this was strictly experimental I just used materials that were easy to access - quilt batt trimmed from the edges of the T-shirt quilt, some odds and ends of wool and scraps from my 'baggie' of clippings. This is a picture of the first strip before pressing. I like it so much that I plan to use it in a project in the near future. More on that at a later date.

Having spent hours doing a simple border by hand on a coat project, I was amazed at how quickly and securely fabrics were bonded together. And what a great way to use the little pieces that were originally collected to make 'snippet' pictures! Note the silver snippet and how it shredded. I cut a small piece of chiffon and placed it across the middle of this piece to secure the pieces, leaving the ends free for texture. Otherwise I think it would have pulled off the piece.

I love skies and sunsets and frequently wish I had my camera. The other night, while driving with my husband I was able to capture the following through the sun roof of his car. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Love what happened to all of your bits with the embellisher. Makes me wish I had one too.