I got adventurous and tried a thing.
Tie dyed blanket!
Not too shabby for a first attempt at tie dying a blanket. The blanket still needs some mending and I’d like the dye to have penetrated a bit more in places, but over all pretty freaking happy with it.
So glad I put the pencil away and just folded. 3 unique peace signs. Each thing I create is a unique work of art. You won’t find a duplicate anywhere; not online, not at Hot Topic, not at music festivals. You can’t even get a duplicate from me. Even if I tried, they would still be unique works of art, each individual made, hand dyed. :) Loving creating!
Just for me!
Not everything I create is for sale. That’s a blanket, one of my favorites. It’s even got holes in it. It’s also got stains. When I finally rinse all that dye out it’s going to be awesome.
Lately I’ve spent considerably energy trying to replicate someone else’s art, specifically a tie dyed peace sign. I never did get it “perfect”.
Fortunately, I have wonderful friends. My friend very appropriately asked, “Who gets to decide what art should look like?” He then reminded me of what has always been my philosophy about my art, “If it were like everyone else’s, you’d buy it at Hot Topic.”
Today when I dyed a few pieces I left the patterns and pencils alone. It occurs to me that we all need that one friend who’s going to remind you to be who you are and to create your art. I wonder how many beautiful things the world has missed out on because budding artists of all kinds were trying to replicate the masters instead of creating something uniquely them.
I think we all have an art form, be it paint, pencil, woodwork, sewing, tie dye, poetry, prose, storytelling, etc, etc, etc…Whatever you do, do YOUR art. The world needs something unique and wonderful, from you. And so do you.
Old skirt. Looks and (almost) feels wool, isn’t. :( As with any project take a deep breath and trust yourself, you can’t make it worse. Begin cutting. I like turning stuff inside out, especially if there are zippers to make sure you get rid of. Measure and mark head hole, remember it’s gotta get over your head, not just around your neck. Sew shoulders and trim neckline. I can’t tell you how much I love my serger. Split side seems so your arms will be free. Violá! Poncho.