Monday, September 22, 2008

A Rainbow of Raw Materials

The raw materials are done. I spent the weekend painting a quilting away. I have a whole rainbow of quilted fabrics and fabric paper. For one set, I quilted white fabric and then painted it with very watery acrylic and fabric paints. For the other set, I painted the fabric first and then quilted with metallic threads. I'm not sure exactly what I am going to do next, but I know that I need to get to work on my twelve by twelve piece. Shelter, very fitting for the last two months. I started one idea, but it just wasn't working. Now, I've got one week. I think I'm trying to hard and thinking I need something grand. Time to stop taking myself so seriously and enjoy the experience.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time to Get Back to Work

The house still hasn't sold. It seems that everybody who is interested in buying our house can't qualify for financing. Oh well, at least we have a low house payment while we're still here. I'm also getting a more lax about cleaning. Dust bunnies are gathering in the corners and the toys are spending more time lying about. I've decided that it will all be okay and I need to get back to focusing my energy on the things I enjoy.
My art has definetly been on the back burner this summer and I have had a very hard time getting motivated. It's time for no more excuses! I've got to get back to work or I'll go crazy.
I started with a whole rainbow of fabric paper. I've also prequilted a bunch a fabric for painting and I'm painting some other fabric to quilt with metallic threads. I'm excited to have the raw materials to work with! Who knows what fun designs will appear in the next few months.
I'm also getting excited about ArtFiberFest at the end of next month. Four days away from the family doing art! I can't remember having so much time for myself. Plus it will be first classes I have ever taken. I feel like a kid dreaming about camp.