in order to push through this "limbo thing" i've been going through, i decided that the best thing i could do for myself was to stop thinking, and just start doing. so, i went to all of those secret-stash-spots in my studio and started pulling out things......things that i loved, in colors that i loved. i knew that i probably wouldn't use everything, but just the act of pawing through my supplies began to inspire me......
and before i knew it, i had created this!
i cut apart some chair tassels and whimsical brads and used them for the center of the flowers, and then just layered some of my favorite fabrics (the yellow layer in the middle is actually a piece of card stock) and did a little distressing on the edges to give it more texture. and then i decided with all of that wonderful dimension in the flowers, that the letters looked flat, so i used my 4B pencil to add some shading, and to my surprise, the pencil worked great on muslin! i also discovered that pan pastels can be used on fabric (i added a bit of color around the edges of the fabric).
but the most important discovery i made for myself is this:
start playing more.
keep playing more.
play every day.
and play happy.