Maybe you too are in the midst of cold weather and snow and rain and sleet, just general winter blahs that can lead to cabin fever. Not so unusual for January, but still. It’s interesting that when I have a lot of free time to do whatever I want, it’s not as much fun to do those fun creative things as it is when I have to find the time somewhere in a busy schedule. It is the having to squeeze it in that makes the creative process more delicious. I think it’s because there is more urgency and less time to dawdle and question yourself. Whatever. Here’s what I’ve been up to creatively this past week or so.
I made a flour paste and glopped it onto an old canvas, let it dry, then used it as a surface for adding paints and making prints on fabrics I had previously dyed. Here’s the canvas with some paint on it and some of the prints. I have no idea what I’ll do with them, but someday………maybe it’ll be something wonderful….
A few days ago I started making these quilt blocks in the string piecing technique. For some time I’ve been thinking of using grays and golds or yellows in this technique, and when I started I somehow got involved with bright greens too. Here’s what I’ve done so far………So far, this is one arrangement I am considering.
And tonight after supper I went up to my studio space and was thinking of the phrase I’ve heard before, which is “Something wonderful is about to happen”. So I wrote it down in one of my notebooks and was surprised that this writing appeared in short order. It made me feel positive when I finished, and even made me laugh a bit. Maybe you’ll find a bit of motivation for yourself too, in these January days of cold and snow.