New Beginnings

They say start where you are – so I will.  It is a new year for me – Fall and change in weather; beginning of the school year; the Jewish new year- all make me feel  like a new cycle is beginning –so I will begin here and now.

I just got back from a workshop in Sisters Oregon with Jeannette DeNicolis Meyers that was fabulous.  It was working with sheer fabrics- organza and other translucent materials.  I took the opportunity to just play and experiment because these materials are completely different than any other fabric with which I have worked.  It was an incredible experience as this was the first time in a workshop- instead of trying to create a “masterpiece” (LOL)- I would just play.  Ideas came to me and I actually brought them into manifestation.  Some were meh, some were crappy AND some are the seeds of future projects!  I felt like, for the first time, I was actually honoring my ideas.  Photos are of my design wall with all my little thumb nail projects posted above.

On another note- my piece I entered into the High Fiber Diet Challenge, “HeatWave : NYC” was rejected… boo hoo.  SO I entered it and one of my older pieces “Rio Verde” into the Excellence in Fibers call for entry.

I hope to post more (and they may have less words and more pictures like this one).  So stay tuned!!!   I feel like I am beginning a new chapter of my work and looking forward to expanding and growing.  Happy Fall to all and happy new beginnings as well.

8 Replies to “New Beginnings”

  1. Hi Toni! I agree with you…working with sheers opens up an entire new world and Jeannette’s knowledge and how she shares it, is invaluable! I am still using all my painted samples I created during a workshop with her two years ago. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    I have always loved your Río Verde piece … good luck, both works are beautiful, I love their clean look.

    1. thanks for your lovely wishes. Yes – this is a very exciting tool (the sheers) to work with. Hoping to come up with new ideas and ways of working that will change my work and style.
      Best to you (and those cute grandbabies)

  2. Jeanette is one of my all-time favorite teachers. I’m glad to hear that she is still in the class room! And how exciting to be starting anew with such vigor! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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