Hello and a warm welcome to you! Thank you for visiting my blog where I love to share a little of my life and my passion for textiles, I hope you will enjoy what you see and read here...do also visit me on Facebook and say hello...or check out my workshops and come and get creative...

Thursday, 20 April 2017

fame and fortune...

I can't tell you just how excited I am! If you haven't already seen it I have an article in the wonderful and inspirational Be Creative Magazine (May/June issue) which has just appeared on the shelves in the newsagent...

I just love this magazine for the full colour deliciousness, textures and ideas, it's a "real people" magazine with fab articles by textile makers from all around the world. And I am in it! How does it get even better than that? There's NO housework being done by this artist today I can tell you!! I just keep fondling the magazine and drinking tea and thinking 'well I'll go to the foot of our stairs' as they say!



meantime I am back into the studio as the exhibition is getting closer...and I have a talk to prepare and all sorts of other yummy things on the horizon. Really I am so truly blessed and lucky to be able to live as I do, choosing my daily activities and spending so many happy hours creating. I love my blog and facebook and instagram and making up my newsletter...everything I do has a creative element and therefore does not count as real work! I love sharing what I do and hopefully cheering up someone's day and maybe inspiring creativity in someone else.

My brand new recipe for creative happiness... 

1.go and do it
2.do it often
3.go and do it even if it's only for 10 minutes...      
4.just start and the inspiration will find you...

Ingredients: threads, fabric
Method:
cut pieces of fabric, play with them till the idea develops, embellish and stitch until finished (haha!) ...then start again. Important not to get too distracted by new ideas that come along as you play. That's where a sketchbook or notebook comes in, write them down for another time. Enjoy and Repeat as desired.

Here's my current work in progress, making a new seat and back for an old chair from a skip, part of my 'Objects of Use' theme for the exhibition...






 Like you I'm sure, there are often so many things I think I 'should' be doing...and then creative things get to the bottom of the list. SO my new way is do the fun or creative thing first..and then the jobs will just happen, or not as they may seem less essential after some 'headspace' creating. 

More soon...

yours creatively