Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Color Anyone?

I spent last week, just as I'd planned, reorganizing my studio. I moved everything around for a fresh new look for fall. I love it! Everything feels fresh and new and I'm motivated to get back to work. This is the season for scarves and I find myself, as usual at this time of the year, pushing myself to make as many scarves as I can at the last minute.

I just wound a warp in a light blue-gray chenille yarn to be shibori dyed in colors that work with denim. On the main loom there's still the yellow/gold warp which will become more shibori scarves in my narrow fringy design. I must confess, I'm really getting bored with all the light and neutral colors needed for the background fabric in my shibori dyed pieces.I don't get to play with the color until I dye the fabric. So I've decided to plan another project in vibrant colors to feed my addiction to brights - ah yes, that's what I'm talking about!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Many Roads - Many Directions

Oh my, it seems like ages since I last posted here. I just returned from two weeks visiting family in the East. It was great spending time with them again. Fall is so different there with the beautiful colors of leaves, the smell in the air and the moisture. But now I'm happy to be back in my studio even though it's a bit overwhelming.

I have so many ideas, so many options and so many directions I could take. I'm spending this week, first of all cleaning up my work space of the clutter and then planning. If I'm not careful, my creative mind will go in too many directions and create only chaos and frustration. Getting the ideas on paper first and creating the plan next is where I am right now.

It seems the time is right to move forward with my images on fabric - specifically inspirational scarves. I've received wonderful feedback on my "Live in the Moment" scarf posted previously. Thanks to all for the encouragement. I am actively taking the next step to move ahead with more of these and who knows where it will take me. Stay tuned and we will see where this road leads.