Thursday, August 20, 2009
my creative space
At any given time there are usually multiple creative projects and ideas swimming around in my head, at various stages of development, waiting to be brought to life.
One project: I've sat down in my studio on numerous occasions, all primed and ready to make a tote (aka library book bag). There are no shortage of materials on hand. It's a simple thing to sew. But for some reason I've just never had that spark I need to start cutting and stitching.
Another project: I have a bag filled with beautiful delicate vintage doilies and pieces of hand embroidery. So precious and perfect. I pull them out from time-to-time. Drape them over this and that. Try to find some practical way to use or display them...then pack them back in the bag.
Then one fine Sunday afternoon, these two seemingly independent ideas collide. Neural pathways cross. Spark. Magic. I have found my sewjo*. Within no time this little number is whipped up. The lining is the best bit (see below). An old pillow sham brought back to life.
Worth the wait I think.
Enjoy more creative spaces over here.
*sewjo: I read this term last week. I can't for the life of me find where. I love it, but it's not my own. Stand up. Come forward. I know you're out there. I'll duly give you credit, if you show yourself!