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


  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

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

  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?

  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. :)

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

  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)

  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!

  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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