Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hearts and Other Flights of Fancy

The entirety of this past week has been filled with take-down activities following the first open studios event. Decompression needed to take place so that internal creative batteries could recharge. The welcomed lull in activities allowed time to fully enjoy my recent issue of Quilting Arts Magazine and to indulge in a bit of creative play. In one of the publication's e-mails 5 free patterns were included and the urge to make the folded bag was irresistible. That brought out the paints, decorative yarns and sewing machine--all items that had been stored away in anticipation of open-studio Saturday. There was no stopping then. Snippets found their way into a heart and the left over felt pieces from cutting the bag pattern seemed to magically find complimentary fabrics to become an art doll. The remainder of the studio event take-down activities had to wait. When the muse rings, she must be invited in for a visit.

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