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Hello and welcome to my blog, where I love to share a little of my life with you...I am so lucky to be a textile artist and maker...inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and by all sorts of things in my life....if you fancy a creative WORKSHOP take a look here or taking a peep at what's in my ETSY shop click here...thank you for paying me a visit today!



Friday, 15 March 2013

Getting creative ...or how one thing leads to another...

it's a funny thing...creativity...sometimes I can plan what I am going to make and start off with fabrics and threads and start cutting out... and then I don't like the colours I thought I was going to use so the colour changes and I need to re-think or re-feel what goes with what...or I pick up a new piece of fabric or spot a little sample of something I made months ago or I look out the window and see new inspiration...and what I planned gradually creeps away from me and I am led in a new direction...

I am still not quite sure where this bag came from...
but I love it! 

I love the whole process...whether I am making an intricate piece of art with weeks and weeks of machine embroidery..or designing and sewing a lovely new bag or I have a 'must make it now' idea for a new corsage...I love it when it works... when I get a feeling of happiness and contented satisfaction... or giddy exitement and a 'dancing around the studio' joy when some combination of stitch and fabric or colour goes 'ting' in my head and I feel it is just right...

like when I started to make these rose brooches and now I can't stop...the simplicity of their design and the endless possible colour combinations is soo satisfying...





then when I photograph the things I have made and they enter a new dimension as they appear in beautiful colour on a computer screen...the digital revolution has brought such unimaginable ease of visual reproduction...and what I made in private become visible no longer only to me as I dare to share them with the world...
and hope the world likes them too...

and again I feel the pleasurable need to create so return to my studio to start afresh and the cycle goes on...

P.S.
I hope my Etsy shop will soon be stocking these goodies...just some uploading to do but first a weekend away with daughter mine on an athletic quest...hurdling in Manchester...have a great weekend xx




4 comments:

snood knitter said...

what BEAUTIFUL bags, they are sooooo pretty!
I may well be visiting your etsy shop!!

somepinkflowers said...

{{ somepinkflower love }}

Emmie and Emma said...

thanks so much for the lovely comments! it is so wonderful to know you are out there and liking!xx

TACIStudio said...

These are gorgeous... You are so talented and I love your color combinations :)