Explore, Practice, Play-the last few weeks

When in the throws of creativity, it’s harder for me to stop to write and post. But I wanted to provide an update on what’s been going on in my creative space.

My hand carved rubber stamps
Paring the liner with the cover of a bag I’m making

I have to say, I have been pleasantly surprised at my creative output this past month. It’s as if a deep thirst has finally been quenched.

Being a full time mama and working a full time job and a part time job, it can be hard to have energy to create art during the school year.  The summer months offer me a lot of time to dive in without too many commitments.

When I went to grad school to become a therapist, I had every intention of becoming an art therapist. I promised myself that I would not lose my artist self ( as if that could ever happen) to the clinical side of my work,  but since graduation, I have not felt connected to my artistic practice and that really bothered me.  So much so that I didn’t feel like myself. But, again, summer has provided me swathes of uninterrupted time to create.

Lately I have been exploring textile design and it has been amazing. One could argue that novelty might has something to do with it, but I have been interested in textile for as long as I can remember. I am finally giving myself permission to explore it.

Handbags pieces hanging after fresh ink stamping.
Stenciled prints and the liner

The internet can be an amazing place. Even though I was first introduced to textile design as a child, the internet has been an invaluable resource to this autodidact. Much of what I have recently learned about different aspects of textile design has been via YouTube, exploration and play.  I’m looking forward to sharing more with you as I grow. Until then.


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