Monday, July 19, 2010

Creative Every Day Challenge 2010

This months theme is Life.  I thought about it, felt a little trapped in a topic at first then looked at the piece I was working on and realized it meant life to me.  To be able to create with no boundaries, no right or wrong, just whatever I feel like. 

I've been sewing since I was very little.  I started on my mothers old Singer treadle machine.  Mostly sewing clothes for myself.  My first original creation was a stuffed Casper the Friendly Ghost.  I designed the pattern, cut and sewed, and embroidered the face.   So sewing has always been a constant in my life.  Sewing clothes for the girls when they were little became an obsession.  I wanted everything they wore to be made by me, coats, jammies, pants, blouses, etc.  Besides back then I saved money by sewing, fabric was still reasonably prices. Well that lasted a few years till I toiled over a pants suit for my youngest daughter that she wore to school her first day and came home with holes in the knees.  So much for that.  Then I started doing some craft sewing, things I could sell.  I spent one Christmas sewing 12 dozens Granny Magnets to sell.  I realized very quickly that assembly line sewing wasn't for me.  But I did sell all the Grannies. 

Now I experiment with fabric collage.  I love putting the various fabrics together then embellishing them with all kind of found objects.  Sometimes they have a theme sometimes not.  Titles don't come to me often.  But this project started with a sewing theme because of all the bobbins I bought that didn't fit my new machine.  Rather then return them to the store I thought I could use them in a project.  So this is my sewing project.  I did post the beginnings last week, and have now made some progress. 

I hope you have something in your life that gives you the same sense of freedom I feel when I'm assembling a collage.

Thanks for visiting.

Back soon.


Royce said...

Love your collage, I did a sewing themed piece one time too, it's so fun. Going to visit your Etsy shop and look at more of your art.

Pamela Rosenberg said...

I love enlarging these photos to see all of the details of your pieces. I love seeing the embellishments up close. Your workmanship is spot on. Love what you do. Keep the fabulousness coming our way.

Judy Hartman said...

I think your collages are fabulous. Love the combinations you come up with and the way you incorporate found objects. That fence a few posts back in Fort Langley is very much like a collage. No wonder you liked it so much!

Evelyn said...

It's an interesting project - I admire those who sew. You must be a patient person :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am so glad I did! I have an aunt who is VERY creative in her fabric art and I can't wait to share your blog with her!

Rina said...

Love your collages!

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