It started I think this past summer when I took some classes from my sweet friend JoAnna of Moss Hill Studio. Then it picked up speed after joining KC Willis at her Collage Camp. I found myself less afraid of working with fabric, realizing I could manipulate it in ways I hadn't been sure about. Feeling looser with it. Un-intimidated. And so I play with it and try this and that. Some things work, some don't, it's all good. Because if you don't make mistakes and fail at some things however will you succeed at others. We learn by our mistakes is my philosophy.
And although I have done my best to avoid it, later, when the weather stays warmer longer I have decided I will set up a dye station on the back porch and learn about dyeing fabrics. I didn't want to, didn't need another learning curve, but the colors I see people achieve with hand dying have seduced me.
Here is my latest work. What I find interesting is that no where on this Composition Notebook Journal is there a vintage image of a pretty girl. Unusual for me. :-) But I love the way this turned out.. I am playing with free machine embroidery and simply doodled with it and feel it is playful and looser than my normal style.
I have it now listed in my Etsy store.