20 February 2012

scattered studio weekend

My habit on the weekend is to normally take a large chunk of one day and hibernate in the studio. It doesn't really sound like it would be enough time to get a lot done but when you've got wicked focus and deadlines breathing down your neck, its the best way to work.

But this weekend was really scattered. There is much on my mind and I don't know if that had anything to do with it or if its just the lingering cooties that never seem to tire of me. (Mild winter weather = bizarre sinus issues.)

Add to all that the fact that my projects this weekend were kind of secret (but only for about another month and then I can shout it from the mountain tops, I'm excited and I think you will be to!) and it makes my studio doings post for this week a bit anemic.

Ah well, maybe I can distract you with pretty colors.

I found a new source for hand dyed threads, take a look at these variegated beauties:

I picked those up from Dyed Fiber on etsy. I have a project planned for them and they are even more impressive in person. :)

I did a bunch on hand stitching:

This is going on to a Remnant Collage for the April show. Its going to get a little bit of surface design (you didn't think I'd be able to leave something paint free, did you?) and then I'll put it in place. Its a fairly small piece of fabric and it was nice to have to just stitch on when there was a few seconds, very calming too.

I think I'm going to toss some scraps into a small ziploc bag along with some thread and just drag it around in my purse. Kind of like a fiber prozac for all those irritating bits of the day. ;-)

And then there were all the secret projects. Printing and stitching and plotting:

Pretty colors, right? More soon, I don't like the secret project thing much, I've gotten so used to sharing! Ah well, with the way time flies it won't be secret for long. :)



Anonymous said...

Oooo, Aaaahh, pretty colors. Love the thread!! I will be checking out your source. I know what you mean about needing to take scraps with you as "prozac".

Lera Cavanaugh

Judi Hurwitt (Approachable Art) said...

Can't wait to hear about the super-secret project! Hope you have some fun along the way, too. :D

Jeannie said...

Ooo-aaah! Eye candy, my favorite! Don't worry about being a tease, we still love you. Love the threads. Feel better soon. I know for me the weather isn't helping - snow, then warm and sunny, then snow. Driving me bonkers!

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

No worries! I'm easily distracted by pretty colors! Dying (or should I say dye-ing) to hear about these secret projects!