I’ve been struggling these past few weeks to really get my head around my art. I keep starting on different pieces but nothing much happens to inspire me to continue. Yes, I am definitely in a rut.
I have ideas and sketch but I when it comes to implementing it, I stall. I refuse to push it though cause I know I won’t like what I produce. So instead I wait….
Struggling with fiber art I am but I have been making more journals and have experimented with something new.
Most people use bookcloth for the spine but because I like the luxurious feel of it I use ultra suede (if I can find a matching colour).
Here’s my latest filled to the brim with 5 signatures of wrting paper.
The cover is, as usual, quilted and I’ve sewn small beads on the spine.
The closure for this one is a button I found a few months ago.
I had to do a little bartering with my daughter to to be able to use the metal charm I sewed on the front cover. It says…“we will never know unless we begin”
The words are apropos for my situation right now don’t ya think?
I have also been experimenting with boxes. This is my first attempt. The top is covered in a beautiful chinese themed fabric and the edges and sides in a red bookcloth.
What I’ve found out is that making the inner compartments is a bit tricky but I really like how it turned out. An elastic that hops over a buton keeps it closed tight.
I will be adding the journal to my Etsy Shop this week. The box I wanna keep for a little while longer.
See ya next time “In the Hayloft”,