Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bits and Bobs - mostly friends

One of the pleasures of creativity is sharing time with friends. Nikki (friend and accomplice in creativity) brought her sewing and knitting notions to my studio. Wanting to keep things simple and relevant we decided to embellish the knitting needles as individual pieces to be displayed in a group collection. Maybe in a glass jar or on a tray just something interesting and different to see and talk about.

As you can see, we pulled out all the stops - paper, paint, fabric, ephemera etc.  Nikki now has possession of these beauties and (hopefully) is proudly displaying them for everyone to enjoy.

I like to call these kind of projects the embellished collections. A few oddities, mixed media supplies and viola! You have a collection of interest. Sure beats buying manufactured collectibles (vintage reproductions) from the big box store.

Gather a friend or two and some oddities (or odd friends - just kidding) and begin your creative journey to starting your own embellished collection.

Send me a photo or two. I love to see everyone's work and accomplishments.

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