an age-old question we usually stop asking as soon as we're grown up
i said i wasn't going to choose a "word" for this year, but right now, this minute, this word chose me
fresh starts, making changes, not trying to change who you are, but rather, allowing yourself to be who you want to be...
there is a difference you know
are you allowed too?
i can't tell you how much i am enjoying my little allowances
making space for me
and in that purging i found much inspiration for my latest creation
"the frost queen"
even though she's a fabulous teacher, inspirer, motivator, and i confess, i love the sound of her voice and vocabulary
(i'm hearing words i only ever read in storybooks by english authors!)
but when i found my notes on ideas for a piece called "the frost queen", which have been lying in wait for more than six months, i decided this was the perfect time for this class
today i started gathering up all the things i could think of that made me think of this idea
over the next weeks, all these pictures will get stuck down in my ledger, and i will be working my way through design ideas using fabric, paint, sketches and stitch
i'll be thinking of what a "frost queen" would wear
what she would "paint" her world with
how all that glitters in a frosty forest is definitely not gold
the patterns frost leaves on glass and water
the hard glitter of icy icicles
the magic she creates when her wand touches branches and leaves
how she enhances delicate webs
white trees silhouetted against a dark sky
blue and brown and white and silver
pearly, iridescent, shimmer
dark shadows to enhance the light
and ice crystals everywhere
i see her standing in the forest, queen of the winter world, beautiful in her icy coldness, generous in the sharing of her gift
she sparkles and shines and brings beauty to cold days
i have no idea how this design will unfold... i don't want to make too many decisions too quickly... not without exploring and seeing where she leads me
i do know it will have crazy quilting - at least, for her dress...i think....