Friday, August 24, 2007

Creative Limits

A meme stolen from TIffCrochets, a member of my Artful on the Side Blog ring. I liked it. : )

Creative Limits (or Horizons)

Falling Flowers1. I have no interest in the following activities:
I'm having a hard time finding something that doesn't sound interesting...hrm. I guess the things I have the least interest in are sewing clothes and leather working. I'm very bad at beading (which looks SO simple, but it's just not for me.)

2. Would love to try these things:
I have a dangerous fascination with (and am somewhat intimidated by) anything that involves large tools or loud noises. I would LOVE to learn to make furniture or have great skill in fixing machinery, in part just to prove to myself that I could! The list of crafts that could easily seduce me is very long, and reads like a complete list of crafts. My top picks? Stained glass. Woodworking. Art Quilts. Metal smithing.

3. I do or have dabbled in these things:
I began early with crayons, pearler beads, lanyards, rubber stamps, glitter, glue and just about anything else I could get my hands on. In junior high, I had a fabulous art instructor and we made plastic cross stitches (from own pattern!), worked with oil pastels, created paintings with water colors and more. In college, I finally managed to take a quilting class (I still dabble; I'm a very sloooooooow quilter, but I love the look and feel of quilts, their utility, and their history.) and for my art minor took painting, drawing, sculpture (not my thing), and printmaking. I really miss printmaking. I'm so looking forward to getting my Gocco up and running (I need to find a place that sells bulbs and has an online ordering thing and/or contact the place that I found to figure out HOW to buy them). Despite not often hitting upon ideas for paintings, I miss the process of them. I loved just sitting, listening to music, and painting. So meditative. ^_^

4. Love it! These are my things:
Well, for my etsy store I make cards and draw my dragonlings, so these are the creative things I do regularly. I suppose I could have put printmaking and painting down here as things I am passionate about, but I haven't done either in several years.

PS. I also create ATCS and ACEOS--those have been collaged, sewn, and drawn. I'm not sure if those are their own category or not. Hrm. Which reminds me, I didn't list collages above. I LOVE collages. There is something very therapeutic about wiggling things around until they find their "home".

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel- I've knitted, crocheted, sewn, but my real love is making stained glass. It lets me cut, break, snap, and grind. And I windo up with something beautiful


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