Tuesday, October 30, 2012
getting a kick out of being a kid
I get such a kick out of being a kid. I seriously (funny that I am using THAT word) play like a six year old. This weekend I walked the river with my dog and spent about an hour collecting items for an experimental mini ecosystem I can observe in my home over the winter months (by the way, I could have done this for 3 hours and lost all sense of time). It was a most beautiful fall day and my almost-16 year old Stella was in dog heaven. I turned out picking up some cool canisters at the dollar store (a set of 4 for $8) and now I have three different experiments currently in process (2 from the mississippi river and one from my backyard).
I have always played with stitching in my mixed media art but I just started to embroider for fun this week (yeah, for the FIRST time). It's like stretching out the painting process. I started with a blank piece of muslin and just started stitching. My intuition tells me what color to use and what shape to begin placing when and where. I want to fill the entire blank space eventually. We'll see where THIS goes...