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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Here we go again...


 
I find myself at a crossroads right now – you know the kind where a directional sign all of a sudden appears to beckon me.  I’ve been here before – many times. Through book arts and beading, punchneedle and embroidered stitcheries and of course in between here and there, doll making in one form or another.

So what direction are the signs showing?  Punchneedle is dominating them – not the traditional designs mind you – but experimentation - finding out the possibilities of adding fabric or paper  or even metal to the design - thinking about adding natural objects and found objects to a piece or two.


I think there is something within me that yearns to go back to the kind of work that is a bit more portable.  It can be stopped and started with little conflict.  It can be worked on in little bits of time or longer time spans.  Perhaps it’s the time of the year – that time when I long to be outside on the screened in porch, or sitting at the desk in my studio that looks out upon the side garden and its small pond and beautiful plantings.  I want the flexibility of movement, the freedom to stop and start as life presents me with the perfect day to be out and about.
 Are you in for another journey with me?  We’ll see where this particular path takes me at this particular time.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being.  It is a direction not a destination." - Carl Rogers

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE to go with you!! Its always an interesting adventure. Yes...found objects..lets see what you come up with!!
    xx, Carol

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  2. Me! Me! Me! Pick me! (Reminds me of Catholic school, hand waving in the air ""S'ter, S'ter, S'ter!!!)

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  3. You tease, you! Where are you taking us?

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  4. Lovely thoughts. How nice that we can live a life of choices, knowing that a choice can branch out in spider-like fashion--full of surprises. Looking forward to following your choices!

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  5. Absolutely - it's a natural part of the creative process. I started with a type of crazy patchwork, and never imagined that I would be working in mixed metal and embroidery. The journey is so much ore interesting than the destination and perhaps with creativity, a destination would be stagnation. We need to keep on travelling.

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  6. I understand... and I love your punch needle work.

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  7. Yes. I know just what you mean. I have more ideas then time and want to do just about EVERYTHING...sigh.

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