Thursday, January 31, 2008

February



This is what my work table looked like today. Not much felting going on these days...for a number of reasons. I needed to search for a new supplier of Fleece. I need fleece that's from New Zealand which is sometimes difficult to source when you live in Newfoundland and Labrador. I placed an order with RH Lindsay I had recently changed suppliers but the fleece was from South Africa...beautiful to look at and touch but it was almost too perfect or just overprocessed. I like fleece that has a few bits and bobs in it, (twigs and grasses etc.) and the best fleece I have ever had comes from New Zealand. Another reason why I'm not in full production at the moment, is because I received a Grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council to take time to develop new work. I want to start working with pattern (again) and move a little away from felting. One thing that holds me back (I think) is that I don't draw. did I mention this already? I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of February. Happy Birthday Heidi. I will write again soon.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Busy....



We have a great deal of snow in Corner Brook which is making it quite hard to stay inside.
I'm still cutting out and stitching shapes in industrial felt, and I've finally figured out how to dye it rich, deep shades. However, I think I really want to be cutting and stitching silk, so I'm going to try some new work in reverse applique.
As mentioned before, I want to start setting goals mostly because I'm tired of always feeling like I'm behind in everything usually because I do leave things till the last minute! ;) I recently read somewhere that it is a good idea to write out all the steps to accomplishing a goal.
I'll be teaching all the Grade Two classes on the west coast of the province through a program called, Learning through the Arts. I'm going to teach them felting...of course! How exciting.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Year...New Goals



After a little break, I went back to my Studio this week. I have a lot of stuff in my Studio so I'm trying to organize and let go of some things I know I will never need. At least I hope I won't. I think too much clutter is getting in my way these days.
I have some definite goals for 2008 and I will share them in the next day or two. Like I said before, I've never been one to set goals for myself but that too is getting in my way. So, I'm trying to change that.
Three years ago, I ordered several yards of 100% wool industrial felt which I intended to use as 'walls' in my Retail Show Booth. It's beautiful material but I didn't like it in the booth so I'm trying to put it to better use. and I've been wanting to embroider for a long time now so I'm...'exploring my options'. I have some ideas but they're not fully formed yet.
And remember that beautiful green I told you about before the holiday season? I wasn't lying!:)
So what are some of your goals? Brenda