Living This Creative Life

I have two favorite quotes. The first one is by Emile Zola, "If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I would tell you that I came to live out loud". I don't know who the second one is by, but it goes like this, "If you're not living on the edge then you might as well jump". Both of these sentiments sum up my personal philosophy of this experience we call life on earth. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Good Morning,
I've had a few days to reconnoiter since returning from our yearly retreat in Taos.  This was definately the best session ever!  Each of the three instructors for the retreat, myself included, made a little something for each of the students.  These elegant little pincushions were my contribution.  I.V. found the glass bases at a surplus store.  We think they were probably for using under the feet of furniture.  Anyway, we have about 100 of them and will be making many more of these little lovelies.
Each one is made of hand dyed velvet stuffed with wool, inset into the heavy glass base and topped with Lucite flowers and leaves.  I'll be making lots more this week to take with us to Quilt Colorado later this month.
Till next time,


Gwen said...

Hello Heather, I've never commented on a blog before but found you on youtube today and love your experimental textile work. I am very new to textile art and am just learning new techniques but seeing your work has really inspired me. As I live in UK, I unfortunately, would not be able to attend any of your workshops but will keep watching you on youtube and will add your book to my Christmas list!
Best wishes, Gwen (over middle-aged but just learning to live a bit)!

Nancy said...

Hello Heather,
Found your quilting designs video on you tube this morning. Love it. And now I found your blog. Want to try your 21 designs to practice that you started early on in your blogging career. Do you have the designs and encouraging text available on paper to purchase? I would like to use them as a textbook for practicing. Thanks so much. Love your background designs. Nancy in the Chicago area