I have completed my super secret project and I’m ready to start something new. As I was finishing up this project, using Tracy Jamar’s excellent book, Coils, Folds, Twists, and Turns [©2017 Stackpole Books], I was inspired to continue using standing wool and other elements in my next project. I was having fun and that was motivating!
Nature has always been an important part of my life. I’m even contemplating doing not just one piece, but a series of projects about the Earth and the beautiful, scary, exciting, wondrous, and sad events that are part of Mother Nature’s panoply. I might name the series, Mother Speaks. I’m picturing a variety of materials used with and without rug hooking.
When I lived in Maine, I did a weekly live radio show called, Earthtones, on community radio station WERU-FM. It was a nature-based show featuring indigenous, new age, world, and ambient music along with readings from works by nature writers. There was even a live bird report by my pal, Birdman Bob. I did the show for almost nine years and it was honestly the most fun I’ve ever had. So, why shouldn’t fiber art be just as exciting and fun to me?
The first project I’m planning will reflect the mesmerizing, and pretty terrifying volcanic eruptions in Hawaii. The lava flows are amazing with colors so vivid they don’t seem real. I found a photograph that I’d like to adapt and have received permission from the photographer, Leigh Hilbert. I’m excited to get started! Follow along as I decide how to adapt this photo with wool and other elements.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the many faces of Mother Nature.