Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In my own little corner...

The summer hasn't left me with much time alone to work on projects, but today both kids were gone (one back to school and the other about to start back) and I kept feeling the magnetic draw of my special space.... I should be tidying and cooking since company is coming tonight for dinner, but it's just so hard to resist! I actually heard myself humming the Cinderalla song, "In my own little corner, in my own little room, I can be what-ever I want to be!"
Although I can be a very social person and occasionally feel a bit lonely here on the farm, I have a great need for quiet time creating. My sanity depends on it for balance, and I feel very little guilt about letting other things go occasionally so that I can have it. When traveling out East by myself a few weeks ago for an alpaca auction, I thought I'd relish the alone time but I didn't, as I couldn't really do much other than a wee bit of knitting.

My studio always inspires me. I've been especially enjoying my experiments in "nuno felting" which involves felting or adhering fibers (in my case alpaca or alpaca blends) onto other lightweight fabric (I use silk). The effect, especially when using hand-dyed elements, is mesmerizing. You can check out the scarves I've just completed in my Etsy store.

So, tonight I'll enjoy our company and some good family time, but in the back of my mind I'll already be thinking about that next project...
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2 comments:

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

I hear ya about the lack of a social life on a farm. I think that's why I enjoy the online life too. Those scarfs are beautiful. I love the translucent colors.

Loco Lindy said...

Thanks a bunch! I also love my online life, some just don't "get it" but I have "met" so many neat people and learned so much online.