Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Creative Space



I have just visited Kootoyoo's lovely blog & thought I'd play along today. My creative space is a bit hectic, kind of messy, very colourful and so enjoyable. I'm in a really good creative space right now, loving my sewing, loving the rhythm of my work.

The whole process of working with lavender is very satisfying too. Pulling the flowers off the stem, mixing with rice, funnelling into birds and hearts.



Each part is fun and I need the variety, the different stages keep me motivated. Breathing in the beautiful, locally grown lavender is soothing, uplifting.



Choosing colours, matching colours, playing with colours and textures, watching the colours turn into something else, come alive.



Each bunny, heart, bird that I make had her/his own personality and I love to see each individual nature emerge, kind of like my kids I guess.




The birds are new to me & to Dandelion. I've always been keen on birds, I like to watch them hoppping along fences, soaring through the blue sky, waiting patiently on wires, swooping in their amazing, syncronized, group formations. I like ducks, swallows, kookaburra's, willy wagtails, geese, owls, penguins, lots of different birds... but I'm not so in love with rooks & crows. My Blanket Birds are made from bits leftover from Blanket Bunnies. It feels good to be using offcuts from offcuts, finding a bird in a scrap.



We are going on a much needed holiday in a few days...what will I do without my bits? My sewing machine that needs a service, the little birdies, my bunnies that need cardi's, my lavender...my lovehearts?!! I might have to get creative in different ways. Somethings you just can't plan. xo

18 comments:

Jemm said...

I love your birds! They have such character :) We think our unknown chicken breed is part Araucana because it lays light blue/green eggs! We have 10 eggs since Sunday-I better get to cooking!

Melanie said...

every year I keep meaning to grow lavender to harvest but keep forgetting. There is something satisfying in doing the process yourself. Lovely birds.

Amanda said...

MMMM Lavendar and a perfect pair to those birds I think...Very sweet.

Selina said...

gorgeous photos! those bunnies are super cute! very jealous of that vintage sheet stash too! have fun away!!

Emjie said...

These birds are awesome. And I like the idea of combining lavender with rice.

Freckled Hen said...

So pretty-- I love it all...the birds, vintage sheets and your lavendar. Thanks for the inspiration and have a nice holiday!

Kate said...

Lovely to see your space Beck! Next time you'll have to photograph the little chair and table that go with the sewing machine. I'm still giggling about it. The birds and heart are looking gorgeous too. Have a great trip. I'll miss you. XX

sue said...

It is nice to see your creative space, full of those cute little birds and I bet it smells so divine with the lavender too. Hope you have a lovely holiday away too.

Tania said...

When all else fails, remember the crochet hook. ANd have a brilliant time.

(Hey, have you seen Tinniegirl's recent birdie post?)

Alison said...

You and me both funneling lavender into little baggies! Share the delightful aroma!

Farmer Jo said...

Oh, I love those birds! What a great idea!

Floss said...

It looks wonderfully creative, Beck. I especially like the little birds, each one different, as you say. Have a wonderful, and differently creative, holiday.

Pomona said...

Great to see what you have been creating - have a good holiday. What will you take - knitting is nice and portable, especially socks!

Pomona x

Home Girl said...

sounds like u r in such a great creative groove. must be very satisfying to create such sweet things full of personality. the lavander stories are v evocative - all so delish. hope u have great hols x

midge said...

lots of lovely things to look at in your space. thanks for showing

hester said...

Beck...you're a wordsmith as well as a painter of beautiful pictures with your camera (and a creator of lovable bunnies and birds).

Leanne said...

Oh that lavender...I can almost smell it! Your birdies are adorable!

Chandra said...

Quite lovely!! I can almost smell the heady scent of farm fresh lavendar right now...