getting started…. Where do I start?
Some of you may already know this, but just in case…. I moved in with my Dad July 1st after my Mom passed away.
I came back to Georgia after living in Nashville, TN for 27 years. Leaving behind not only dear, dear friends but also my grown children. Both of my children consider Nashville their home town even though neither was born there.
It has taken me 3 1/2 weeks to get my art studio the way I want it. Well, everything but artwork on the walls. I’m still waiting to hang stuff. It has been months since my creative juices flowed. I don’t remember what month I completed my last piece of art work. It was probably April, or maybe March. No, I’m pretty sure it was April.
It is true that I have been in a state of some depression, which always causes problems with creativity. But, in light of the fact that I have worked diligently to turn my art into a career, I have been concerned that I needed to get down here in this new studio and be creative. I may not be able to create anything that I feel is sales worthy, but it is important to start creating.
My daughter was recently in Chicago and took a photo of the sunrise over the Great Lakes. I decided this photo would be an excellent one to start with. There wasn’t an enormous amount of articulate detail work, so this would be great. Ha! There it sits on my painting table.
Then, when I realized that this was not going to be something I wanted to work on at this point, I found the garden apron I made back in the fall. This apron was humongous. I thought a family of clowns would fit comfortably into my apron.
See, I told you it was ginormous!
I started altering the seams on the side to make it a better fit. I worked on it for a couple of days. Once I felt it was of a more appropriate size, I decided to tie-dye it. I thought it would make a aesthetically more appealing appearance. my disclaimer… I have tie-dyed before very successfully.
OH LOrd! Look what I did!
all that work I put into this apron, and it’s “Ruined!”
( the tie-dye was a complete failure)
So, I got this bright idea that I would find something to draw! Draw, I can do that! Well, I found another seascape, and I started working on it. Ugh!
I don’t know how this got so messy, but it did and then I got frustrated. I just really don’t know what I’m gonna do?
I guess I’m gonna go back to my studio tomorrow and I’m going to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again!
My new purse I’m working on…..
I’m now at the place where you add some type of closure to the opening. I decided the best way to do this was to buy some snap pliers and add snaps. HA!
This is what snaps look like, I know you probably know this already, but I added just for reference…
after adding the back snap, I didn’t notice that I had stripped some of the side… so I continued….. It would be pretty damn hard not to notice this faux paux!
I got my screw driver and I somehow managed to remove them without tearing my fabric….. I snapped again…..
I called my Mom, who was always a very talented seamstress in the day. Before she decided she was too old to sew…
She said she didn’t know what to tell me, she had never used pliers, but some other device that worked perfectly.
Well, I wanted to finish my purse yesterday to go on in my Etsy Shop, https://www.etsy.com/people/AllBeckysCreations, but I can’t now because I’m waiting til I go to my parents house at Thanksgiving and go with Mom to the fabric store to purchase one of these perfect snap attach machines or get her to do it!
I got so flustered yesterday, I had to sit in the den and watch HGTV til dinner. Ugh!
It’s a learning experience, right? I spent a lot of money on those pliers…. If you know how to use them and need a pair, give me an address and I’ll mail them to you. I’m afraid the snaps are up to you, I ruined all the ones I bought.