New Year’s Eve, 2012…
…Listening to jazz saxophonist Elijah Jamal Bulbed’s CD, “Checking In”— and if I could beam the sweet brilliance of his music through the ether, 2013 would most assuredly start with Goodness for everyone.
So I wish Goodness, in all her forms, to touch your heart, your life, and make you whole and happy in this new year.
New sections on this blog for 2013 include “Voice Teachers and Artist Renewel,” “Eco-Craftology and Design,” and “Guest Interviews.”
“Eco-Craftology” is a term I made up to describe making something out of something else. This isn’t a new idea, and people have been repurposing since forever, but now it has a fancy label on it like “Eco-Craftology” for the pompous among us….
Some of my favorite places to go to see what other Re-Crafters and Eco-Artisans are up to are:
For many years I re-sewed items from thrift shop clothes–you can get a lot of fabric and things like cool buttons and embroidered items for inexpensive and then recut and redo them. Many of my art quilts were sewn using repurposed fabrics. This little gem was a challenge quilt. You had to take your least favorite color and make a 12″ x 12″ art quilt featuring that color. This hangs in our kitchen and is called “The Split-Pea Soup.” Ugly becomes sort of appealing then! All the fabrics came from thrifting.
For the past four years I’ve been repurposing costume and vintage jewelry into new pieces.
I’m looking forward to posting in these new categories and hope to see you here in this new year! Comments always welcome.