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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How I poke my muses or stirring the cauldron

Just read a blog were one of the artists admits she starts something and then sometimes switches to another project.

I found myself doing the same thing.

I get stuck on a project that is new to me or is more of a challenge than I expected and I get so exasperated that I just have to walk away.
Now I have one skill that I really am good at.
So I always have something going on that I can pick up anytime.
I have been able to work every pattern that has ever come my way.
Now sometimes it takes a lot of uncrocheting  to get that project done.
But the confidence that I have when it comes to crocheting is unwavering.

So whenever I am stuck on something, I just leave it alone, maybe in the middle of a stroke, if painting and head back to my comfortable place crocheting.
I have made dresses, hats, gloves, scarfs, flipflops and anything that can be made.
I made an evening gown one year and wore it for a New Years Even gown.
Being made of yarn it got very hot and started to sag. 
Yes, I made it two piece and had to roll the skirt up at least 4 inches to get through the night.
Well I was the talk of the evening.

So that is how I stir my muses and get the juices flowing.

On my work table right now.

A personal card with my favorite flower, hydrangea.

 Plarn totes with Journey Beads for the Journey Bead website for Charity.
Can't get the colors I want with the beads.

 Struggling with the  pocket in the lining.

 Paper beads.
I have a hard time getting the tips of the paper to stay down even after gluing them.
Any ideas out there?

 Working on ATC cards.

I just go from one to the other.
Is this consider hoarding?
No I guess it is clutter.
But I know I will finish these projects and as soon as one is done a new one will take its place.
Wish I could get those muses to even out the ideas instead of bombarding my brain and then just letting me down.


MosaicMagpie said...

I don't know of any crafter that completes every project before moving on to another one. I have so many UFOs, NASA has me on their radar!!!
I have never made those paper beads, but I have seen some earrings made from them. They were so light weight! The girl that made them told me she used Mod Podge to make them. Maybe if you allow the Mod Podge to soak into that last little bit it will stick better. Kind of like wall paper????

Rudee said...

No, I don't think it's hoarding, nor is it clutter. It's your art and going from one project to another as the fits hit is entirely normal.

Now about that

Rebecca said...

Girl...know what I'm doing? I'm decluttering my entire studio. I'm selling tons of stuff off on eBay and the rest of the junque I no longer use is going to GoodWill. I want my space back. That said...I paint and sew so I jump back and forth between them all the time.

Also...I've tried until I'm spent...but I can't crochet. :( Blah! It's soooo disappointing to me!


cherry said...

I think each one just wants you to come play with them so they keep calling you away..
Have a happy week.. hugs, Cherry

Nezzy said...

I can surly identify with ya sweetie. I'm just a bit spastic and joke that I do best when all the balls are up in the air.

I'll have many projects goin' durin' the day but try to wrap it all up before I can to it all over again tomorrow!!!


Your projects are amazin!

God bless ya and enjoy your day sweetie!!!! :o)

Vee said...

You sound like someone I know well. =)

I'd love to see a picture of your New Year's Eve outfit!

Good luck with that pocket!

What kind of glue are you using on your paper beads?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I always have more than one project going at once~~some things just need to *rest* in your head until you figure hem out.
When I have done paper beads, I believe I've used Ailleens Tacky Glue and had good success. But then I coat the beads afterwards with varnish. It helps to hold things down too.


Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

I love having busy hands. It reminds me of those stories that a woman's hands can tell. We definitely earn our aging hands. I would much rather keep busy with crocheting and crafts that produce something wonderful than by playing mindless games. Although I must admit I am often glad for solitaire on my phone!

Jim said...

Great post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Anvilcloud said...

Putting something aside for awhile often works wonders.

Maggid said...

I don't actually have anything insightful or clever to say - I just want to tell you i visit often - your blog is a joy . . thank you, -g-