Well I didn't get it finished this week, but this is what 36 hours of embroidery and applique looks like. I have settled on a title, which is "Looking Again." Credit goes to @robsperka for the title suggestion and for the helpful feedback. Thank you @indymoca followers and @mikeferal for the opportunity to share my work with you this week! If you are interested in seeing my continued progress and finished result of "Looking Again," you can follow me @jamielynnwilliamsart.
I've really been into embroidery lately. After deleting 2 of my most time consuming and mind consuming social media apps I've been working on developing skills I like. So I have a patch with the tip of a shark that says I'm a fucking SHARRK, as well as a possum buddy in a small crown that says Trash Queen. Hope y'all can get a kick out of these like I did making em!! #fatartist#embroidery#fiberarts#needlework#sharks#possums
I live and breath creativity. If I don't have a project going, I'm not happy. I spent a lot of months this winter when I usually craft being too exhausted from poor health ti create much, so I'm making up for it despite the heat.
Treating myself. Did guild work. Read for @thefifthwednesday. Know I have the dog bone commission waiting for me to hook on later. It's almost 6 pm and 103 degrees outside. Dinner can wait a bit. Am hooking for myself on the #bigboucherouite with #aglassofchardonnay. Life is good.
Just ignore the crazy colorway. 🙄 Also the fact that I did the pattern freehand, so it's all jacked up.😬 Mi did jus' a try a ting, but I think I finally got the technique. I'ma go H.A.M. on the next one. (Technically, this is the back. Loops are on the other side.)
Learning the value of wabi-sabi this afternoon .... much easier to relax and enjoy the process when you’re not focused on imperfections. Thanks so much for the fun silk painting workshop @renneemiko ! 🎨
This weaving is a huge departure for me. The first artist I connected with as a kid was Keith Haring; I loved his bold primary colors. And in my art, my style has always trended towards the "more is more" variety. But I'm feeling stoked about this neutral palette, which all started with the urge to use the pink fiber scraps from my first macrame piece.
Happy Summer Sunday. Just a quick hello, and a Beautiful poppy from the back deck garden... The long drawn out death of my device is keeping me off Instagram most of the time these days. Instead I'm spending all my time getting everything around here ready for the open studio tour coming up next weekend! This includes solidifying details for the four classes I'll be teaching in the late summer and fall so I can have sign ups available. If you are near Astoria, check out the AVA's Astoria Open Studio Tour maps of the 50 participating artists! Maps are available on-line and around town.
I'm number 3 on the map. Here at Dream Bird Studio there will be indigo vats going, plus the dye garden, and of course naturally dyed loveliness available. If you are lucky you might get to meet #studiocat and #RatBag too. Hope to see you here.
Idle hands are instruments of trouble, right? On a whim (and because I'm sleepy and restless at the same time), I dusted off some old circular knitting needles from my teen knitting years. Knitting is actually the first craft I learned that taught me to make clothes!... I abandoned it when I learned to sew haha. Maybe I'll make the baby a hat, who knows? (Also--any kids or adults in San Diego interested in a knitting primer? Knitting circle? DM me or @strongholdmom and we'll try to make it happen!) #knitting#makersgonnamake#byhand#imakestuff#knit#purl#fiberarts#selfcaresunday