The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Update: Bird quilt done!

I'm not completely finished with this quilt. I still need to add the binding and maybe it bit more paint here and there, but at least the quilting is done.

I really like adding bits of paint to accent or shade where it seems to it call out for it. On this one, I added paint to the top of the head, the beak, the side walls of the building, and on the side of body and under tree and bird for shadows.

UPDATE: OCT 28, 2011
Now it's done! And on laying on top of my cardboard gift. Sometimes it's hard to know just when to stop before you get into 'oh-oh what did I just do' territory.

As you will see, I added paint to the door and slightly increased the shadow to the wall near the door. I particularly like the very narrow binding around it, too. The longer angle at the bottom left is the quilt, not a poor photo taking. I tend to like things that are asymmetric and a bit off kilter. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks very cool. I hope to see it in person.