Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Creative Process~

It's random that I blog about my creative process... mainly because it is a part of me that is constantly working and I suppose I take it for granted.
I have been trying lately to focus on what makes my brains tick. You know, to try to break it down a bit, to soothe the beast.
So for my latest round of handspuns I have taken the time to focus on what has inspired me and be more specific about communicating that here.

A dear friend and mentor gifted me with a set of delicious Tracy Porter vases.
I have found them very entertaining and inspiring. They move about my home and studio based on color and theme and my moods.
I recently chose four of them because their color schemes were haunting me. SO... I chose some fiber and carded some batts based on each vase's color combos.
Here is the story of three of them. (number 4 is still in progress)...
Yarn #1... Coral Plumes... (my name for it)
LOVE the colors of this vase, salmon, coral, olive green, black and beige.
So... this yarn is all about the colors. Love how they bounce off one another.
Yarn #2... Bohemiam Floral
A fun, hippy dippy color scheme that never would have occurred to me on it's own.
I mean... primary colors with pink? LOVE. love love love.
I dug through my stash and found some really flowery glass beads, some wooden pink rose beads from a vintage necklace and a yellow gold heart and some leaves...
I created some coiley clusters to round it all off.
Yarn #3... Papillon
At first this yarn was about the colors. I did not want to put a butterfly in the yarn because that just seemed a bit too contrived. Then I found these glass chrysalis-like beads in my stash. Perfect! The cream silk finishes it all off with a diva-luxury.
Yarns are available to purchase (while they last) in my Handspun Shop!
and no... the vases are not for sale (smile).


Anonymous said...

Ooo -- love peeking into your creative process -- and WHAT BEAUTIFUL ART you make!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, beautiful yarns there, Reenie.
I love Tracy Porter, too, have one of her ceramic trays. And oodles of fabric when she was designing for Jo-Ann's; must admit I've hoarded those.

ThinkingSpace said...

Very beautiful yarns! I especially love the one in the middle. Breathtaking beautiful that one is.