I decided to share some of my creative process. I tend to write when I am in a reflective mood, and not much of the gritty work.
I tend to binge on different creative parts. Spinning yarn, nuno felting, dyeing, hand stitching and the toughest, my reconstructed couture. The last one is where I take parts of some or of all my skills and combine them into wearable art. I have focused on a few original designs to replicate as a pattern, my long duster, aprons and sweaters. All still one of a kind colors, prints & hand stitching. I do some handbags, scarves, and odd vintage pieces. Usually, I go in the direction the creative gods give favor. I appease this chattering in my head and I am blessed with pretty dye pots, a plethora of plants to dabble with and bursts of creative energy.
Balance is the hardest thing for me to achieve. Ainsile MacLoud told me as much as I am a people person (I love a good peep!) I need just as much time alone. This is where my walks in the woods (or chaparral) come in, along with camping and restorative Nature time that bring much needed peacefulness to my life.
But today is a glimpse of me reconstructing my duster.
I hope I can find enough balance to stop and photograph these moments then post a few words along the way. I love this groove I am in and hate to "document" such things as it separates me from being in the present, but I will try. If just to connect with you, or in the spirit of sharing and connection.
Now back to my Jamison in the SLC airport, celebrating belatedly St.Paddy' s day. Or as my Celtic roots prefer to think of Ireland' s true patron saint and goddess Brigid.
Slante! Happy writing, dyeing & stitching or whatever direction your apron strings pull you....