Sunday, February 19, 2006

Feb Organizing

At last the clutter is beginning to be a thing of the past. For the last few weeks this queen has been pulling apart the rat's nest of glitch ,boxes,journals, bags from various shopping trips, special mementoes pretty bits of glass, paper to nice to throw away ( perhaps I will find a use for it!) Bills, receipts bobbie pins, beads,silver,beads,pearls, art supplies.......................... Anyway you get the idea. It has been such a freeing experience.
Being raised by depression era parents with phobias of never enough I am being hit with the cold slap of reality of a different nature. It is possible to have too many choices and materials causing the inability to make any decisions about using things. The clutter causes a sort of brain freeze. Had a great idea going in the studio to pull need supplies, instead seeing the mountain of clutter and turning around and leaving.
Finally I snapped and have been rearranging,giving way,throwing away,putting away and generally cleansing my studio of things that no longer reflect who I am now.
It has been a long and sometime scary project but I do see light at the end of the tunnel
Hurrah.... It has also been wonderful seeing my supplies in a new way.
I was lucky enough to find an old metal map cabinet painted it black lined the drawers in that new mesh rubber drawer liner so everything stays in place. I discovered those lovely tins with glass tops to put all of the wee bits and pieces in and I can view all of the goodies in each drawer. Still have a ways to go to finish but things are progressing. Any one else have ideas for organizing supplies?
Of course it would be much easier if I only had one or two interests. HA

I work in warm glass, mettlesome, metalclay artist & teacher, seed bead weaver, enamel artist.
whew also love knitting, sewing and fabric painter. The world is full of so many interesting things how can I choose just one.
tata more to come later

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Welcome to wild hair studio

Hello this is my first blog. What you may ask is Wild Hair Studio? It is a creative space one I feel free to design and create my art. It 's name comes from a stream of ideas which flow thru my brain. In dreams and in often the worst times when a pencil and paper are no where to be found some of my best ideas occur. But they are like Wild Hair tickling and poking my spirit until I surrender and write them down or draw the dream. Often they niggle and remind me time is short and time to create is now. Dinner will wait just a few moments more. I happen to be blessed with a wonderful family and sisters by choice. One of whom is my business partner. We have a small company of delightful goodies for the creative beaders,doll makers and quilters as well as metalsmiths.
She and I have traveled around collecting vintage beads,sequins,buttons,rosemontee`s and my favorite mmmmmmm vintage swarovski crystals. Our newest collection are the rhinestones that actually need to be set. The colors are so vibrant you could almost fall into them and spend the afternoon's I have seen them beaded and was delighted with the wonderful effect. My friends and fellow artists have created some beautiful pieces. When I get this blog figured out I will post photos of them .
So the point of Wild Hair Studio is not about having wild hair but from getting some.
Then taking your dreams to creation Some times the wildest ideas have turned into my favorite things.
Let's save How I became the Queen of Possibilities for another post
Keep dreaming