Friday, January 22, 2010

Color, Color, Color !!!


Can you say YUMMY ?!! I couldn't resist photographing these fabulous yarns...so beautiful just laying in a pile. I love the combination of colors and strong lines. Does it inspire you? Do you see that same fiery sunset draped across a lush landscape?
You might ask what I do with them...especially since I don't crochet or knit. :) But there are so many other possibilities for interesting fibers...so many ways to use them. They make wonderful embellishments for embroidery and can be couched down in the design or worked around the edge to give the piece a finished look. Needlefelting bits of them into a piece of wool provides added texture and interest. So many possibilities!

As an added benefit, I love how they fill the walls of the studio with rich, luscious color as they wait patiently to be made into something. Always happy... always inspiring...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Birthday ATC Swap - Part 1


Here is a funky little ATC (Artist Trading Card) I whipped up yesterday from some tiny leftovers I had stashed away for just such an occasion. :) It is part of an ATC birthday swap. A friend will get this one on her birthday and I will get one from someone else in the swap when my birthday rolls around in a couple months. I can't wait to see what I get! :)