Monday, January 26, 2009

Inspiration! My newest passion is creating images by cutting up thrift store sweaters and stitching pieces together. I wish it was an original idea but I have few of those. Recently while visiting Holly I saw some fab pieces in a local shop--I even bought one to support the artist! And it started the creative juices flowing, so i had to rush out to a local thrift store to find various colored sweaters, then dig into them with scissors and thread. When I arrived back here in Oakland (still on hiatus from Paris) I began using my sewing machine as well. The nest piece is all machine stitched, and the tree pieces are currently hand done (basted) but I plan to go over them on the machine as well so they will be more durable.