It is now the beginning of June. I have spent the last three weeks diligently organizing folders and binders in the process of updating this site with pictures of wall hangings and quilts, photography, information and links. I have transferred all the information from my first blog to this one and have shut it down, off the net.
There is still more to do and find but for now it is a matter of cleaning up/ out my studio; contacting family and friends and asking for items I have made in the past but have not documented so that I can photograph and upload them onto this site.
And although I have been creative and am proud of my accomplishments in setting up this site, have had fun doing so even when I have gotten stuck because I still have to learn things that I don’t know yet, it is time to move on and get into a different kind of creativity.
In documenting my quilting journey for the last 25 years, I have found that my focus has shifted from where I started those many years ago. I find my focus is now directed more towards art and photography. I am ready to let go of really old projects that have been tagging along for a while now. Plus I am looking forward to going through my shelves of books and magazines, culling what I have collected as resource materials for years; patterns I have collected because I like them but have never used nor ever will because they are patterns, which I have outgrown. I want to be creative, design, draw, and tell stories with humour.
I would like to nourish the creativity I have found in the last year by learning how to use Photoshop, journaling through some art books, completing some of the started projects sitting on my design wall and in my sewing box that have yet to be finished. Then there is a group challenge, from “The Cutting Edge Mixed Media Artgroup” regarding trees, to be finished by September. Perhaps in October there might be an opportunity to learn how to dye with natural dyes. All whilst I am still working full-time.
I’ve heard people say, “If you want something done, give it to someone who is busy”.
I for one believe that everything happens for a reason all in its own time.
I’ll keep you posted and let you know how this is working for me.