Well, I have to say, the weekend went pretty well! I started to lose creative energy this morning, after waking at 5:00 a.m. because I had too much on my mind. But I got up, made the coffee and took care of some essential, but non-creative, tasks that had been piling up on my desk. Here it is 10:00 p.m. almost and I can truly say that I feel good about the time I had and how I used it. It seems by the time Friday rolls around, I'm reving up my creative juices ready to jump in with both feet on Saturday and Sunday. I don't get a lot done during the week unless I have some super fantastic idea that is pushing me on. I find that it is important for me to feel fulfilled and satisfied with what I have produced over the weekend and feel that I have utilized my hours in the studio effectively or I won't be happy come Monday. Sometimes I expect too much from myself within that timeframe, but I also work better under pressure.
That said, I wrapped up this weekend in the studio by finishing my 3 Creative Studios - May Color Palette Challenge piece. The colors were rich purples and oranges like a sunset and I really enjoyed working with these colors once I got into the flow. I turned this piece into a composition book cover and intend on using it! Here are the finished pictures:
I found a piece of painted Steam-a-Seam that I fused and then hand stitched over in a random pattern. The cone flowers are from actual photos I took transferred to fabric through free-motion embroidery. I've got many more where those came from!
The one thing that I didn't get to do was create a video with my Sony Bloggie. I really wanted to experiment with making videos to post to my blog, but for some reason the computer was not cooperating with the Bloggie and the software that I need to install isn't showing up. Hmmmmm, I'll have to put my technical hat on this week and figure that one out.
One more item before I head off into dreamland. I was reading through Quilting Arts In Stitches Vol. 2 yesterday and decided to visit Jackie Cardy's blog (Dog-Daisy Chains) to check out more of her embroidered cuffs. Well.......I HIGHLY recommend taking at least an HOUR to go through her flicker photos of her work! I love her design elements and the colors she uses! There is a lot of embroidery, a lot of felting, and a ton of inspiration!!! Seriously, if you have a few minutes, you should check it out here!