Sunday, 28 October 2012

everyday creativity

clocks went back last night. What are you doing with your extra hour?
Some people start the day with a creative exercise - like a collage using bits of junk mail - like Karen Stiehl Osborn.

I discovered a blog this week where the lady is making a little mock up dress everyday of the year. She posted about it on the Creative Machine sewing list.
Jeannie has continued through the year even though she moved from America to France during the year!
Check out the blog. 365 Dresses you may have noticed I have added it to the blog list in the side panel.

I like the idea of having the inspiration, but I am not sure how good I would be at getting anything else besides the challenge done. On the other hand, the past few weeks I have actually been managing to work at making every day. (or at least every weekday that I have been here.)Not, I might add, starting first thing in the morning, but getting started eventually.

Maybe I could at least cut out one letter a day from my book that I started last year sometime! It was a project I was doing with the EquilARTeral group. But we are all so busy with other things that our together creativity seems to go into running the Thames Valley Contemporary Textile group.

I have been taking it with me when I have gone to York with my husband. He needs me to do something quiet as the house is very small, so I sit in Mum's chair and cut out letters. I have got to H.

Tell me what you think of the 365 dresses blog if you visit there. What do you think of setting yourself a quick creative exercise for each day?

Edit: Linda M commented that she does a daily stitching project. I like the way she limited the colour and choice of materials. The whole piece works together very well. you can see it here.


Anonymous said...

The book looks very beautiful looking through the cut out letters. Did you design the cut out letters yourself. they look amazing.

Sandy said...

Thanks! I used some letters out of a book about medieval manuscripts. I enlarged them to the size I thought would work best.
I have used carbon paper to transfer the letters before cutting out. Then I will paint them with gouache.

Linda M said...

The dress blog is a very cool idea, when I was much younger and interested in fashion this would have been the thing for me to do. Now it's just jeans and t-shirts. I've been doing daily stitching and have written a bit about it today on my studio blog http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot .com/