It seems I have missed the whole ‘season’ of blogging. *
I needed and wanted to take some time off to work on other projects, creative in one way or other, but not so much fibre related. They are not finished yet and I won’t be around for most of April but would like to resume posting here. I have been adding few photos to my Flickr stream and Instagram, but most images are still just in my mind or my sketchbook. *
In the spare time I have been mostly sewing for the house and my wardrobe but the lack of light has put me off of taking photos. *
Looking back though, I feel it has done me good to step back and be quiet. I have been thinking and trying to reduce and select – for I rarely feel uninspired but very often overwhelmed by ideas, not knowing which one to follow. It almost becomes a block.
Also, I have noticed I can spend weeks just thinking, reading & learning from all sources about a topic/technique and really enjoy that, but the accumulated information can eventually ‘choke me’. I have learned that for me the way out is to start, if nothing else then at least sampling. Watching what happens during process, mistakes or happy accidents, wrestling with materials and their limits, trying to push the limits or give in and then reflecting on what I see – that’s what helps me to decide on the direction; basically to see what I love, like and dislike, though the idea seemed interesting. *
Regardless of the techniques and materials I would usually use and things I would make – I try to listen – images and textures which make my heart skip a beat… (to follow…)