More handweaving. I thought I was done for a bit, with too many other things on the list before it. But then, this weekend, I found myself in Fresno for a three day weekend of baseball for my son, and I couldn't resist. (The one above is another new one...and let me tell you, I have so much to learn about shape making!)
Anyway...back to Fresno and baseball spectating. I intentionally didn't bring anything creative to do, instead opting for my laptop and the work that I owe people; be it articles, class descriptions, supply lists, my own video editing etc. etc. I thought if I brought nothing but work, I would force myself to do it.
I should know myself better by now.
Cut to Saturday, when I found myself searching for a craft store between baseball games, then wandering the aisles of JoAnn's... yarn and a scrap of cardboard won out. (I only had cuticle scissors, but those worked just fine.)
This one was finished on the long ride home yesterday. Of course, it's already pinned to the "handweaving gallery" ;)
I much prefer the Martha loom to cardboard, it helps with my uneven pulling. Once I opened that weaving door again, I was full of ideas to try, thus the latest one above.
Which led to this very exciting Mama moment...today my girl actually said, "I want to make one!" I was thrilled. You see, crafting usually isn't her creative outlet, she's into cooking and hostessing, so when she said that, I was up and getting her going in no time. I told her to pick four colors and found it sooooo interesting that my own child would feel she "doesn't know how to pick colors"...one of my most favorite parts of creative expression. I said, "there is no wrong, just pick four colors you like." I love that they are completely different than what I would pick. Creativity is so unique.
The other projects in progress right now are 1. finishing up the pennants for the Italy students:
And 2. working on designing an embroidery sampler for the students as well:
More to come on that one...Still have Italy on the brain. Wouldn't mind at all if it stays that way until October ;).
And for those of you taking Sketchbookery class, I'll see you when the classroom opens tomorrow!!! Wahoooooo!!!!!