It was only when I started work on my Mother Mary that some of the fabric I had laying on my worktable caught my attention.
Before I began working on Mother Mary, I was trying to get some potholders going. I was having a hard time.
I liked the bird fabric, but I couldn’t figure out how to make them work as potholders. They’re all rectangular and basically the same size. There was just something dull about them.
But as I was drawing, out of the corner of my eye I saw the chickadees and that paisley printed fabric square. I found if I changed the shape and put an unlikely pattern with colors that worked next to the birds, suddenly they weren’t so dull anymore.
So I played around with the idea for a little while, then left them on my studio floor to simmer.
I’ll get back to them and Mother Mary tomorrow. Tonight I have Bellydancing and was delighted to find that last week when I left for class, after not driving to class for two weeks, that it was still light out when I left.
The days are getting longer but I don’t think I would have noticed just how much longer without my class to bring it to my attention.