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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Fuzzies


Don't you think that even the most lowly thing can make it into our art?   Sometimes, even if I don't have a plan for something I keep it around, thinking 'who knows?'  So it is with these 'fuzzies' that have come off of the fat quarters after they've been thrown into the washing machine.  For my work, I guess I don't really have to wash the fat quarters - but I so love to feel that 'after the wash' soft fabric beneath my hands and then too, if I didn't wash the fabric where ever would I find these pieces of thread all twisted and tangled and matted. 

I store them in a jar and periodically I'll pull out a batch, wad it up and attach it to something.  What can I do with these cast offs?  I can scrunch some together and stitch them to the toes of an art doll or find a place for them in the middle of a stitchery.  I can finagle them together in a way that will create a head of hair for an art doll.  Or, I can just handle them (they are so soft) and admire the colors that have blended together in this mess of threads.

Sometimes - in fact quite often for me - its the little things that make me happy.

"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon". - Booker T. Washington

1 comment:

  1. I can picture these threads in jars, I bet that's very pretty! A very timely post, Penny, as I defend myself to my husband for my involvement in the "Erosion Bundle Project". Just wait, he will see that "even the most lowly thing" can be made into art.

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