I got some journal page ideas from Keri Smith's Wish Jar Journal. " Cut a shape from several random pages of a magazine and then collage them on a journal page." I grabbed a clump of pages and cut out a circle and then cut out the center. I did use some text from a catalog and a receipt. How do I start? So true.
My morning collage from Thursday. I over printed it this morning with my new stamp. Sorry for the glare. I have a skylight over the table (where I eat, read and make stamps) and there is always a glare. We have snow today. More glare. That's a toilet paper tube in the center. I had planned to insert something--sort of like a pocket. I'd also like to use grommets. Work in progress.
My new stamp. I pressed it over the surface repeatedly to see what happened. Turning it. I think it might be more graphic in a different color--but this green was "to hand" so that's what I used. A bit messy. I'll do better next time. I have plans for this stamp--as an overprint on some commercial fabric.
And that brings me to the real topic of today's post. Now that I have opened Pandora's Box, so to speak, and painted blank fabric with designs and colors I like---what happens to the thousands of dollars worth of commercial fabric--very nice stuff with dots--that is sitting in my closet? Yes, I hear all of you saying "sell it". But you live in bright colored places. I live in Maine. When quilters here see my work they always ask-"where do you buy that fabric?" and it sometimes is said with an unspoken "and why did you buy it?" I say Atlanta, Chicago, and Sunnyvale & Petaluma, California. Not in Maine.
Now that I have said all this--I can imagine that a few Mainers and quilters on the blog might actually want some of this fabric for themselves. I could also sell it from this site or make another "storefront" site. So there is a solution. I was never a bed quilt quilter. I tried wearing that shoe--but it pinched my toes something fierce.