Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I've Been Slowed Down
It has been a rough week in the Wheeler Art Studio. First, my sewing machine broke. The pulley attaching the belt to the motor disintegrated--of course right after the warranty expired. It most likely will be a couple weeks before it comes home from the doctor. Then the power supply connection on my laptop broke. With a dead battery and no way to charge it, I have been limited to trying to navigate my husband's computer that he uses for work. Needless to say, I don't have access to all my photos and I don't know how to upload any to this computer. Hopefully I will be able to add photos to my blog soon because that is my favorite part. I have been trying to still create despite the frustrations slowing me down. I have painted some paper and fabric combinations and paper textured with gel medium in preparation for a creation locked in my head. I also received several bags of fabric from my mom. They are mostly old designer samples, so the fabric ranges from silks to thick velvets to upholstery fabric. I have been playing with the contrast in textures. I tried sewing them on an old cheap sewing machine that my husband fixed for me. Not an easy task. I guess all these distractions gives me time to slow down and think about what I want to say with my work. It also gives me a greater appreciation for the tools that I have.