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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How long did it take to make?

Sometimes i take photos of various stages of making  a project . This is  probably due to my desire to see what i do from a distance and it helps when i am asked that most unanswerable question, the one most frequently asked  of " how long did it take?" straight  off i would have  say
 "i have no idea but i had a great time making this.". So if asked  i might  explain about the time before i begin , the lifetime of gathering information  to get to the place this  idea seed  popped up, and wool gathering , and  before i can get the concept what materials to gather to make this, the  redo when it goes arye, and how it changes as i work through the project
 and the problems i solve that i set in motion.... 
That might be too much info for folks. Thank you if you have read this far.
This week i am making some journal covers of paint, cloth and  thread. And imagination!!

i start with a plain vanilla cotton fabric, in this case a heavy cotton, and some fabric paints diluted slightly screen printing ink in squeeze bottles, oh and paint brushes.
after cloth is dry it is time to layer up a bat sandwich and
picking out threads i wish to use, takes a moment..

i call this free motion quilting  pattern 
"Pebbles in a stream, drifting"
after a song line in  "And this is my beloved" from Kismet
 after free motion  quilting  is done  and if i used different colors, 
i need to weave back the the tails of starts and stops, that is so much less fun than watching paint dry!

watching paint dry...........

inside of a journal, the lining 

Wa La!...probably could have googled  on
" How to make a journal cover to fit the composition book you just  bought."
instead of reinventing the wheel. 
So yes, stuff  takes time, Art takes longer.
From glimmer of  that idea seed to the time you can pick it up and turn it over in  your hand,
I still  think my best answer is
"It took all the time!"
 I'll be in my colorful booth # 88  near info tent
The Haleiwa Arts Festival
 July 13 and 14  10AM to 5PM  both days!

Be well, Sonja