Creating With Nature

Do you have things from nature that you like to collect? Maybe pretty stones, pine cones or seashells? I certainly do.  I have so many of these little collections that our nature table no longer holds it all.  I have pretty stones, and feathers tucked all over the house.  I don’t know what draws me to these things or why I feel that I should hold on to them.  However, I do know that these little treasures make me smile & that is reason enough for me.

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This summer I want to focus some time on discovering ways to bring natural elements into my artwork.  I have decided to make a challenge for myself experimenting with nature in fiber art.  I’m really excited and my mind is swimming with ideas.  To keep myself organized, I am breaking this challenge down into 5 categories.  My first thought was to spend 1 week looking at each of the 5 categories, but upon further thought I decided not to put a time a limit on them.  It is summer after all, and I really don’t want to feel pressured to squeeze everything into a week.  So I’ll be taking as much, or as little time as I need to explore ways of creating with nature.

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Week 2

I’d love to have you join me!