Sunday, April 26, 2009

Completing Work

I find beauty and inspiration in every season, and have to grab snippets of time for production. This piece, has some stamped leaves, and fabric I dyed. I enjoy including textural qualities.  Even tho we are past my favorite season of autumn, I felt satisfied in completing this piece.  I've got a few other pieces in process, and look forward to making the time to add to them and complete them!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring is in the Air

This is a work in progress - a hand and needle felted wall hanging made of wool. The spring flowers blooming all around inspired me to pull it out today.

Is anyone else inspired by the beauty that comes with this change of season?

Monday, April 13, 2009

art day

I have officially made today my art day... first one in a long time. I was "supposed" to run a few errands and visit a girl that I mentor, but I was feeling drained. Feeling like I had hit a wall, and I think this is the perfect way to move past that wall. I can't feel guilty for changing plans, or taking time for me. There is a list of other things I could be doing, and I won't let it get in the way, maybe other days, but not today. This is a piece I made a while ago, trying new stitches sewing and a half printed picture on fabric.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tweet, Tweet.

Wow, this "social network" thing is exploding and I'm trying my best to keep up with it all. Blogs, Facebook, Ravelry, Flickr, YouTube, Etsy and now...Twitter! My goal is to not get overwhelmed by all of this and to simply have fun connecting in new ways.

Is anyone else on Twitter, yet? If not, check it out and see if you are interested in "twitting". The more I learn about it the more potential I see with it. Once you're on, let me know, and I'll share some cool sites that teach you how to post little 12 second videos, pictures and more.

Come tweet with me. My user name is: FreeSpiritKnits.

Also, I wanted to share that in addition to this site, I've restarted my own personal blog:

How do you feel about all of these new ways of connecting to people across the globe?

p.s. I have to thank my hubbie, Chris, for all the cool photographs. This is a sculpture he made for our local Children's Mercy Hospital. It hangs in their lobby and is 9 x 11 feet.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Brooch and Folk School

Hi y'all. This will be a quick post but at least there will be a pic of what I have been working on. I'll write more about the process later.

Right now I am in overwhelm getting ready for a class tomorrow and then I soon leave for two weeks of teaching at the Folk School in NC. If you want to check out this magical place- you will not believe the classes they offer - click here!