in which our plucky heroine woke up with some ideas floating around...
I love the planning aspect of SWAP or 6PAC, truly this is yet another example of my designer brain at play. Most of the ideas are for garments that use my stashed fabrics, suit my everyday life and would make me happy to wear. Unfortunately, my actual follow-through of sewing said wearables has been rather more like nonexistent, in part because of how much else I have going on in my everyday life. Hello art projects, and working life, I am looking at you right now!
I am thinking of setting up my own "Slow-Sewing SWAP" where instead of a four month timeline, I give myself a twelve month timeline. I can could probably manage a garment a month, and if inspired to do more, all to the good! Adding twelve new pieces to the barren landscape of my closet will help a lot. The only "rule" I will give myself is to make garments that will replace the ones in my current wardrobe that get worn until they wear out, because those are the ones that are the most "active"...
Continuing to make steady slow progress on the pieces for the art show later this month. Masonite "hands", found while rummaging about, are now layered with pattern tissue paper, and will become components in the next collaged shadowbox. Paint and sand and glue...paper and wood... not usually part of my metalwork and enameling scenario, but is rather fun, in between being terrified. Very strange the way old echos of the judgemental past still reverberate. Am trying to remember the delighted young child I once was, who loved making things, and let her out to play...
For some reason, this post from Myth & Moor feels quite germane to my current state of mind...
April SMART goals
April SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||mobieus apron||strawberries planted||bin of twigs|
|2||sewing tools necklace||-||bin of twigs|
|3||sewing tools shadowbox||-||-|