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Creativity at work

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This week I have been working on a few things contemporaneously, motivated by the upcoming open studio show in a couple of months. It's very reassuring to feel a sense of purpose and clarity about getting back to making in a focussed way.

Projects include two scrap fabric quilts, fabric crochet bowls, fabric cats, crocheted jewellery, cloth dolls, papier mache 'tall people' and a couple of paintings. There is plenty of clutter and no excuse to sit and wonder what to do next. Three sewing machines are threaded up and I have even threaded up a few needles with different coloured cottons, ready to hand stitch. The dress rack is laden with pieces, some already finished, some needing cutting up and remaking and others needing trims and embellishments.

There is a long list of things to do chalked onto a smokey grey wall in the studio - a way of keeping track of what I need to do on a daily basis. Also good for writing inspirational ideas which are vicariously gathered from a rang…