today in the studio…

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today in the studio

not feeling too creative

i played with some scrap blues and then added a few other hues

a bowl, a couple of bracelets

things created

my brain settled down

 

Oh, the joys of leather scrap.

I recently ordered some batches of leather scrap.  The colors are just gorgeous. I am working on some bracelet prototypes using leather scrap and plumbing supplies.  Now to just figure out how to use it all.  I love taking something commonly tossed and turning it into something new—my favorite creative theme.  Who knows what else will come out of all of this stuff?

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a fashion show, scrap leather & a discovery

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I will have much better shots of the SEABA (South End Arts & Business Association) STRUT fashion show from Saturday night in a few days. The evening was blast and I am already planning what I want to work on in the studio this week.

I would guess a lot of you have poured yourselves into projects and when they’re over a little malaise creeps into the psyche. This usually happens to me on a much greater level after a big creative push, but this time I feel so inspired to keep working on a process I developed that it doesn’t feel like a let down at all. I am all about using scrap in my studio (wood, leather, fabric, paper) to turn it into something either beautiful or useful. I began working on this for the show not knowing exactly what it was…a bracelet, a headband, a belt, a choker, a dog collar or a strap for a bag…the possibilities are endless. I learned so much by the process that I think I can now work smarter, a little bit faster and way more deliberately when I know exactly what I am creating. I have an idea for a sculpture. I’ll keep you posted.