Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New stamps and More!

September has already proven to be a crazy busy month and now that I know I'm doing 3 shows this season, there is no time to waste! Each day I try to spend at least 5 hours crafting and brainstorming. So, today I finally sat down to carve a few new stamps to use on bags and cuffs etc. I absolutely love printing a stamp for the first time. Seeing the final image is really satisfying. At least 5 more need to be carved in the next couple of days. More sketching to do....

This week many new headbands have been born and I've been experimenting with new color combos and adding vinyl and felt into the mix. I'm so glad that I finally talked my machine into sewing thicker fabrics without having a fit. Yea! It seems that flowers of all kinds will be a major statement for my Fall collection. They seem positive and hopeful and we all need a bit of that these days.

My clay work has been focused on cutting high fire stoneware, which is great because I don't have to glaze the entire piece. The high fire clays are less porous and so I've been able to use a raw finish. It gives a more organic feel and each piece seems, well, more ceramic. :) My favorite shapes lately have been hearts with designs carved into them and also chunky squares with bold color blocks.

Combining my ceramic art and my fiber art has been a real success so far. It all feels really nice when you wear it.
The creative juices are really flowing lately, so back to the studio!