Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Old Project and WOYWW

I finally got back to a project I started last spring.  It's been pushed aside while I worked on other things.  This last weekend I pulled it out and started working on it again.

Also it's Wednesday and time for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground.

My work space is closing  in on me, of course I do share the area with my Teddy Bear collection.  But they are beginning to get squeezed out.  More stuff finished and unfinished taking over the shelves and drawers.  Also on the wall behind the chair are photos from trips and adventures I've taken.  Paris, Mexico, Boston, James River Plantations, Virginia, skydiving and bronco riding (not a real one) and of course the Oregon Coast.

The project on my desk is a fabric weaving wall hanging that I have been embellishing.  I wanted to keep within the natural color tones so have added wood beads and cutouts.  Recycled glass beads, old buttons, used guitar strings and branches from plants in my yard.  It's been fun to play with.  I don't feel quite done yet, maybe a few small additions.  I like this kind of project,  something that is easy to work on over a period of time.  I'll add something then walk away, next time I come back I'll see something else that could be added.  I think that's what I like about collage, on canvas or fabric.  You don't have to see the whole thing at one time.  Each time you come back to it you have a fresh eye.  Of course some time is spend looking through files, drawers, bins and shelves for something that is the right color or unique item to work into the collage.  That's why we have so much stuff.  You never know what you might be able to use.  I've been trying not to buy so much and try to use what I already have.

It feels so good to get back in the swing, I haven't worked on a collage since I started this months ago.

Hop on over the Julia's and see what everyone else is up to this week.

Thanks for visiting.




sandra de said...

Hello, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment. Your wall hanging is looking gorgeous. I know what you mean about working on projects that you can just add to as the mood takes you.
Sandra @67

Francesca said...

I do like your fabric artwork, looks fab. Re UFO's(unfinished objects) I think we all have those, me especially. Have a good day. Francesca #72

Kim Andersen said...

I envy your work space!! It looks so well organized!

Really neat wall hanging - I love the white on white and all that texture

The Artful Diva said...

fabric weaving - great idea!

scrappymo! said...

Your wall hangin is coming along wonderuflly! Love the tone on tone of the various whites!

trisha too said...

Your hanging looks lovely, Cyndee!

a little late
#164 this week!

Robin Spitzer said...

I love the colors in your hanging. What fun to have all your travel memories in one spot!

Robin @151

lee said...

wow your studio looks amazing as well as your wall hanging

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh great stuff Cyndee, how I like the idea f the collage slowly coming together..I think being patient and allowing yourself the time to build it up, walk around it a little is such a skill. I like the natural colour tone, it will be a really honest and 'peaceful' finished piece I think.

Cottage and Broome said...

Cyndee, Love your weaving, it looks "done" to me! But I know what you mean, somethings you have to walk away and look with fresh eyes. Like the stool you did too. Have a great weekend, Laura

April Story said...

I look forward to seeing your finished hanging. Your craft room looks like a very creative place.
April #110

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