Friday, May 22, 2015

Texture: A Work in Progress

I've spent the last month, plus, painting furniture, reconfiguring the house (that's another fun post I will share soon) so that our 1,000 square feet works for the five of us, going through TUBS of fabric, ephemera, art supplies, etc., and getting my work space ready to work in.

After painting some major pieces of furniture, and Michael getting them in place, I expected to spend at least another week getting supplies organized, filling my etsy shop with the fabric and supplies I'm finding in mt tubs.

Instead, I found myself flooded with ideas. I spent the last almost-week mostly in the yard, experimenting with paint. I have done some of this here and there in the past, but nothing like this. This is something different.

Here's a few examples of some of the things that are very much still works in progress, and that Michael and I are pretty excited about.

You'll be seeing more soon, but I just had to share some of what I've been busy with. It is such an amazing process, in many ways a lot like building a fabric book, like this one I made.

Both processes I experience as feeling very intuitive, very much following my gut, and sort of playing with things, which makes a huge mess, until the light goes on, and the completed vision is finally in my mind's eye. From there, the exection is both exciting and frustrating; I can't sew or paint fast enough.

What is your creative process like? I'd love to hear. :)