Yup – I sure enough did. I put ALL of my quilting and sewing projects away yesterday. I folded them up and tucked them all behind the design curtain. Down came the New York Beauty blocks. I packed up the Grandmother’s Choice blocks and fabric. Modern Monday was pushed further onto the shelf. My leader-ender project came down off the design wall and was folded up and put in a box. The 2 poufs were tucked in a basket. Vignette quilting? It will just have to wait.
All my cutting mats and rulers were pulled off my high table and put aside. My fabric scraps were boxed up. I even DUSTED!
I also stopped at the art supply store and stocked up on paper. All kinds of paper. And a beautiful wooden stamp.
For the next month, my focus is going to be different. An Artist’s Journal. Artist books. One of my inspirations is Ro Bruhn – an artist from Melbourne.. Check out her flickr site. She is simply amazing. She’s also a participant in 21 Secrets, an online artist journaling workshop starting in April.
My other inspiration is Connie Rose. She is an absolute whirlwind of activity with books and she’s been such a sweetheart with sharing information and pointing me in a direction to get started. This is one of my favorites of her journals.
And Wendy Fe, another amazing artist. I get SO overwhelmed when on her blog, Threadborne. She truly blows my mind.
So, that’s my plan. The month of February I’m committing to doing something different. I have absolutely no clue where this will lead – but I’m just going to play. And I’m not going to care what the results are. Seriously. I’m going to embrace ‘sucking’. Actually, that’s the title of my next blog post but you’ll just have to wait a few days to hear more.
In the meantime, here is a youtube video that makes me smile and cry at the very same time, every time I watch it. I hope you enjoy it and spread some love every day.