I recently took a free workshop by Carolyn Dube called "Permission to Play". It is all about letting yourself play with your supplies without worrying about the results. Play is vital for keeping your creativity going, coming up with new ideas, and keeping it fun and not just work. I have slowly been working on two journals, one larger and one smaller. They both have cardboard as the base and then I built from there. I added collage, paint, stamping, stencils, ink sprays, and drips. Now I'm starting to add marks, words, and other elements to make these pages have meaning. I'll show you some of what I have done so far.
I'll share more as I work on more of the pages. In the meantime how do you play creatively and what uplifts your spirits?
Today I thought that I would share some of the patterns I have created in my hand dyed fabrics. Many of these are still in my stash of fabrics, but some I have used up. That is the wonderful thing about dyeing your own fabric, you can always dye more. You can created any pattern that you want, and allow for happy surprises too. I never get tired of the sometimes surprising results, they are wonderful too.
Have a wonderful week,
This week I haven't gotten a new pattern made. I have a cold which is making me feel a bit rundown. I have been putting my energy into other projects which will be ready to share soon.
I'll share a mandala that I created a while ago with you today as inspiration. Stay inspired even when life is slower and you aren't being as creative. There is a time for slowdowns in every persons' life as well as high energy creative times.
This is what greeted me outside this morning when I was taking my kids to school. It's cold but beautiful all the same.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
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I have a loving husband who thinks I'm a bit crazy to be so obsessed with art. I am a mother of five children from ages 21 to 5. I spend most of my time mothering and keeping house. In my free time I like to play with textiles, art journaling and painting. I have a degree in textile and apparel studies with a design focus. Right now I am more interested in fiber arts than apparel design, but I don't know where my journey will take me.
Check out my husband's website. He is a writer and has written about our life and many other amusing stories.