Studio changes are made. I even dusted. I mean this was a serious clean up. It must be something in the fall air. We all seem to to want to nest for the winter. Next is to dig all the stuff out of the cubbyhole. I want to be down to a couple boxes of stuff. I will not be giving up my mechanical toy collection, even if they are just plastic. Mickey Mouse and Snoopy cannot be replaced.
And here is the piece that started the wall art change. I did this after my mother fell. I could take it to the hospital and nursing home and work on it. I called it the Healing Piece. I imagined the squiggles were brain cells trying to reconnect. It reminds me to play and experiment more.
Monday, November 2, 2009
My friend Gayle Pritchard ( gaylepritchard.blogspot.com ) makes the cutest baby clothes.
The dresses and overalls are her own design and she has an etsy shop . My friend Julie is expecting a baby girl in December and inspired by Gayle, I decided to get a pattern and some fabric and make baby Lily a handmade baby outfit. Simple I thought, I used to sew my own clothes all the time. Just a few short seams. And I thought I picked an easy pattern! Gayle you have the patience of Job! But I did get it done in time for the shower where it was admired by all. No one has the time to sew anymore. She did get a beautiful handmade afgan, but I am not touching needles and yarn, thank you very much.
Now I am going to purge a few more cubbyholes of all the junk I have accumulated, there is stuff in there that hasn't seen the light of day for 40 years. I think I can live with out most of it. And then I have a new photo I had printed at Staples, four 24 x 36 panels. Yep, back to a big piece. I can't wait to start it!