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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Opening the door



Recently there was a 'great clean up' in my studio.  I delved into every jar, box, file folder and wire basket.  It turned into a trip of discovery.  While looking through everything I found some small fabric pieces that I had printed long, long ago.  And I found many doo-dads long forgotten.   

Turning these discoveries into a couple of stitchery's was not only fun - but I felt proud of myself that I was finally using what I already had. This "Open Door" stitchery seemed quite fitting for where I am these days.  As I stitched, my mind opened onto new possibilities for these busy hands.



 We'll see what happens in the coming months but I feel that I've gotten a good start into a transition from dolls and critters.  Let's see how this adventure might play out. 

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." - John Barrymore



8 comments:

  1. Out of sight, out of mind...that's what my room whispers each time I enter. But I always said my room hold my retirement fund and I rarely find anything I need to buy, even with Joann or Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons. I am forever on the look out for someone to share my collective treasure with.

    Stitching is food for the soul, no matter what we are creating. I see this in your most recent piece. Locks and keys. I must say I will miss your critters!

    Have the most wonderful day!!
    xx, Carol

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  2. Nothing better than opening a door and being creative! Love it!!

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  3. My first thought was how could your extremely neat studio yield so many hidden things? I guess you just had a place or store them all. I love these little stitcheries, but like Carol I will miss your critters. Do they look down at you from shelves? You are the most prolific, Penny, what do you do with all that you create?

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  4. Love finding things that had no purpose and then discovering a way to use them! Maybe you will be able to combine with dolls and critters, but opening to new possibilities is always good. All journeys should have time for digressions. :)

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  5. I'm now wondering what else you found in that whirlwind tidy-up..!

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  6. Wow, what lovely pieces. I really like the soft meditative colours. Why do I never find treasure like this when I tidy up!! ;o)

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  7. I really think you are on to something. And I urge you to be real daring and work on a piece to submit to one of the wonderful Stampington magazines. It helps to motivate (at least for me). You have such a lovely way in your work. Please consider it!

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  8. Shame on me for not keeping up with Prims magazine. Otherwise I would have seen your work! I will surely buy the May issue to see your art! I'm so happy for you!

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