Welcome to feather creations where I blog about different projects I've undertaken. They won't always be pretty but I'm hoping that they will be interesting and maybe thought provoking. Comments are always welcome. However, if you're moved to criticize, please make it constructive. I'm always open to learning new ideas and skills.



Sunday, September 7, 2008

September BJP piece

I've been zipping around the BJP blog and also all the individual blogs. There's some very cool stuff happening on that site. I haven't started my project yet as it's only a week into the month and I'm not sure how it will go. I have been thinking about September - for me, it's always been the beginning of my year mostly because my birthday falls in this month. I just function better if I think along these lines. So it's about beginnings, birthdays [in my family, there's 6 of them this month) and anniversaries (my mom's death). So I guess it's mostly about beginnings - the beginning of the BJP, the beginning of my year and the beginning of a new adventure. It'll be interesting to see where I end up in August.
Oh, yeah, and the beginning of freeSpirit Artisans' year. I think I've managed a start on my "legend" piece. I don't think I've ever been a "legend in my own mind". I don't have delusions of grandeur. I do have ideas of where I'd like to be. What comes to mind is movement, colour and music. So I'm putting together a free form wire work project that will incorporate wire, ribbons and beads. No pictures yet but soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I'm back in !!!

OK - it took me awhile but I've finally figured out how to get back in here. I had a few cookie problems with IE so I switched to Firefox and it's not a problem. I've had a busy summer. I was down in the Crowsnest for a few days and managed to play with different things: polymer clay, beadwork, design, and some touristy things. Next, I participated in the Calgary Weekend to End Breast Cancer. I was part of the bike crew - which means I probably did double the 60 kms the walkers did. Then in the beginning of August I was at Red Deer College doing a 5-day precious metal clay class that was a blast. Five days of doing nothing but creating - I loved it. Then today I was laying a cork floor in one bedroom. I have another bedroom to do but it needs painting first - well selecting the paint first. Now I'm gearing up for the Bead Journal Project and for the fall gathering of freeSpirit Artisans, a group of seven art quilters and me. We've designed our projects for the year and I'm still trying to figure out what to do for the September one - A Legend in My Own Mind. I'm sure I'll think of something - I better.
Cheers for now.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Posting to an empty page

Well, I decided to take the plunge and open my own blog. I wanted to see how simple/complicated the process is. Apparently not that complicated so here goes.

I want to use this blog to showcase my design work, my beadwork and try to work through different ideas. Also, to post information for online classes that I may be taking so that others in the class can see what I'm doing.

How's that for a start?