Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wanna Do

It's still pretty busy at work, leaving me only little time to play in the studio. However the time I have had has been very enjoyable. Above is a sample sketch for a large quilt. I was inspired by the colors I used below for my block of the month. It still needs some work on composition and I may do the same sketch in several colorways before I decide.
One of my favorite things to do when I need inspiration and I don't have a lot of time in the studio, is to spend a few moments looking over the colors and patterns from my stash. I feel like a little kid again with a new box of crayons.
Sometimes I just like to pull them out and throw them together to see how they play off each other.

The colors and shapes of the beads sometimes spark and idea, a thought for some new creation.
Ultimately, it is still just about dreaming of January. With only a handful of hours a week to play, I can't get much done. But by the time January does come around, I surely won't have to spend any time thinking of things to do. My list of 'wanna do's keeps growing.


  1. I have enjoyed soaking up some color here. I love your colors in your stash. I think I will go play around in my fabric bin.
    I do enjoy going to fabric stores just to see the colors of their fabrics, especially when it is gray outside and I need a splash of color.

  2. I know, it is just such a fun thing to do - looking through the stash or better yet shopping for more. We used to have a common joke at the fabric store I worked at for years, "Whoever dies with the most stash, wins!" Crazy, but true, we all want to have beautiful things from which to draw our inspiration.