I posted a quote from Kurt Vonnegut on Facebook last month:
While spending a day with my friend Paula, of Fashion Over Fifty, we talked about what’s next for us. We’re about the same age, and thinking about the transitions ahead. Paula’s a talented artist and has lots of fantastic ideas (she makes cool videos too). Her advice to me was simple: do something creative.
I’m not an artist by instinct or by training. I am a left-brainer, give me a spreadsheet. I stumble through the visual aspects of blogging by studying and copying getting inspired by other bloggers. I do like to write, although I haven’t written poetry or fiction since junior high.
So how can I follow Paula’s advice? I got a jolt of inspiration today from artist and blogger Pao (Project Minima). She made a groovy dress from vintage tablecloths! And I love it.
|This is Pao in her self-designed dress.|
I think I want to play with fabric this way, and I may make some complete monstrosities of it. But no one will get hurt, and I might create something totally new and totally cool.
Maybe some awesome trousers, like Sheila‘s wearing, in a 60’s print:
The first step is to finally buy my sewing machine, and move a table into the guest room, where I can work, curse, throw things, and try to create. I have saved enough $$ for the machine and some fabric, so please, wish me loads of luck. And if you have any favorite sites for simple sewing, I would be most grateful if you’d share them below.
How do you channel your creative energy? Have a juicy day, and stay fabulous,
P.S. Today is my first Red Cross Disaster Relief training session, and I am
pumped up about it. I will give you a report soon. I may have to pack a
go-bag (although I sincerely wish for no disasters, anywhere).