Lovely rain 'bursts' today and rolling thunder all around ... no lightening, tho'.
Hot and humid ... but I'm not complaining ... it's my mid-year resolution to stop the constant moaning about the weather :)
Not much fibre work being done, but I am busy photographing a whole fibre show (24pcs) for proposal purposes and I have just sent another proposal to a local gallery for our other travelling show, 'Celebrate The Seven'.
And of course I have emails to answer for Threadworks.
So, it's 'in between projects time'. I tend to venture into the hand-stitching realm in these times, read a book, clean up the 'stuff' on my computer, do a little housework. Cleaning windows is not my strong suit, but, hey, someone's gotta do it, right
I started this wee piece a few weeks ago and it has been calling me ever since. The fabric is hand-painted.
|The couched threads here are actually thread ends from the factory floor that have been machine-twisted into a cord/rope ... I have had it for years and every once in a while it proves itself very useful|
|little scraps of organza are folded and held down with French Knots in a variegated, hand-painted perle cotton|
It is 4"x10" approx. and I am attaching all kinds of odds & sods, that I have collected for years ... bits of organza, funky threads, lime green threads from a broken tassel, etc., etc. ... with no end result in mind other than tp keep adding until I am satisfied ... 'cept, my sister's birthday is coming up ;)
As a fibre artist there are so many lovely little bits that are so hard to throw away ! Like some purple raffia that was wrapped around a journal, a string of pink hearts that I have taken from a mother's day card and a pretty, baby blue cord with tassel ... all good colours to add to this.
This 'stash' is something that I take whenever there is a wk.shop, house-sit or camping trip. I even collect clothing tags ! You just never know when those will come in handy !
What do you save ? Do you have a plan for them? Have you started and/or is it still waiting for your attention ?