It's been a rainy day here in New England, but despite the gloominess,
I still managed to get myself out to the gym this morning!
The kitties were hunkered down on the guest room bed,
and still there when I returned.
I think they have the right idea!
I've been a bit sluggish with my blog lately, not for lack of interest, but rather because I've been renewing my desire to make art with fabric and thinking out what I want to create. I've decided to begin with a series of landscapes.
My usual method of making a picture in one sitting and then sewing it immediately wasn't really working for me. Like many artists, I would be dissatisfied with the finished product and that would hold me back from starting something new. Where is the joy in that?
So I'm taking a different approach.
I've been slowly setting up a few pictures, pinning them up on a design board - a piece of foam core which I can move from room to room - and letting them sit, adding elements from time to time, but mainly just living with them while letting them develop slowly. It's almost a meditative process, working slowly, and reflectively and I'm hoping to come up with some good pieces in the end.
With the recent rain, we are finally seeing an end to the snow ( we hope! ) and I think it's about time to change my blog's snowy banner! So, soon there will be a new look here at Hartfelt,
some new work to show,
and always new pictures of Mr. Angus and Miss Rosie!
I know we are all thinking of those who lost their lives in the tsunami today,
and all those who were affected by it.
May everyone who reads this have a happy and safe weekend.