Monday, June 25, 2007

Not blogging enough - new start!

Why did I stop blogging! I told myself I was too busy and that was partly true, but guess what, the creative juices then started to grind to a halt!
Some quilting friends gathered recently to do visual diaries. I am including some photos of what we did. We have challenged ourselves to complete at least one page per day in the journals and meet again in a month. I have managed to do a few pages - I did 5 on one day, and then nothing for a couple of days etc - but I think I can average 7 a week without too much trouble.

We learned to look for the design possibilities all around us - these were Robyn's shoes on the floor. I loved the light and shade they made and this could become something....
This was a "dangerous" colour scheme.... one of the quick activities
This was a "blow-up" We used viewfinders over a photo to get an interesting detail.
This was an "under the sea" colour theme.....

The best thing about blogging and the visual diaries is that new ideas for quilts pop into your head - they really do! It is sort of a problem solving process which begins once you set your mind free to just play. I've got another idea from the lyrics of a song that just sticks in my head and won't go away - it's "I am a child", by Neil Young. I love that bit where it goes: "The sky's blue and so is the sea" - the images just explode in my head - more later!

1 comment:

Harmany Quilting said...

Great to see that you are blogging again. I am finding it a great tool as a diary for the garden, family and quilting. Keeps me focussed. I am looking forward to seeing more of your posts.