Thursday 21 January 2016

Creativity and Designs ......

"Creativity takes courage"

Henri Matisse

I truly believe that statement above.  For me, at least, when I start a new project that I have designed I always feel fretful as to 'will it be liked, good enough to display or dread upon dread show to the person that has commissioned you to make something like a wedding sampler lets say' .... You hope that you have understood the kind of thing that they would like and that you have made it to the best of your ability.

Do not get me wrong I love what I do and my heart and soul goes into every make but an artist is very self critical and sometimes can not see what others see in their work, usually because we have been staring at it for hours upon hours whilst working on said piece.  That said when you get the reaction you are hoping for you wonder why you were so nervous and it makes all the worrying worth it some how.

I have bought a beautiful cross stitch pattern and am stitching that for our home I just fell in love with it and its simplistic form.  It really will not take me very long and you will see why when you take a look at the picture on the right... Isn't it wonderful.

I have also  bought some stunning vintage threads, they are wool and each strand is about as thick as say using three strands of the silk thread together.  I will be using some of these in my latest design I am working on.  I am so very pleased with this purchase. There are two red colour ways and an orange and beautiful green colour.  I think I may use on of the reds on my cross stitch picture as well.  I love to use my finds not just sit and stroke them .. honestly!

In addition when I was sorting through my button drawers I came across these beauties and I remember thinking I do not know what yet,  but one day I will use them in something wonderful and I believe that day is upon me.  They are shank mother of pearl and in the shape of hearts as you can see.  They all have a different hue to them and the shape of each one is slightly different, which in my eyes, makes them perfection.!
Well I am away to my stitching and I must get on if I am off to London tomorrow.  In addition to that I am going to construct a small experiment today and I will show you the out come next week....

Have a great day and as always Happy Stitching!

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