Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hi Everyone from Sara

I am delighted to be part of this group! I think it will be really good for me to grow by forcing myself to create rather than keeping busy while the creations stay in my head! I really enjoy those of you I met on this list and look forward to getting to know the rest of you.

Documentation is also going to be a good growth experience - it is something I've never done much of. I am tickled that I am actually writing a blog entry. I am computer literate but never anticipated blogging. I'm actually getting excited about it.

I must admit to a bit of fear creeping in - especially with this first challenge since discord and chaos are themes I seem to relate too! The ideas are percolating. My spouse just told me that Babe Ruth made strike out as well as home run records because he hit a lot. I am going to keep this in mind.

I will get my point and shoot upstairs to my studio space and try to get some posted. I have 2 rooms - one is a fabric library and the other is a work room - the workroom is tight but wonderful. I have a great design wall - there is a bank of tables under a window and then I walk around a long arm to get to a cutting table and pressing station. It is a bit chaotic lately because I have been blowing a going too much.

I joined a Lake Jackson, TX based fiber art group that has an exhibit in September - I just joined but decided I needed to get some of the challenges done. I am in a wearable art group and I am learning some techniques to get things to fit and I have been focusing on the garment construction rather than the fun parts (I started out wanting to do wearables but the fit part got me deeply into quilting). I've also been doing a lot of bead needle weaving to make jewelry.I have a "Lifekeepers" quilt on the machine right now and I hope to get it quilted today as it reminds me of sadness. It is a project of the American Society of Suicide Prevention to put a "face" on the issue of suicide and help raise awareness for prevention and help for those left behind. I think Harmony will be a happy change of pace once that is out of the house.

Now I am headed upstairs to quilt!