Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Seeing with my mind's eye

This is how my process works when I have no idea what I'm going to make: My eye falls on a stack of little pieces of fabric. I place some pieces side by side and think I might make a background. So I place the pieces on another piece of fabric and stitch them in place.

Now I have a background but I don't see anything on it. So I fold it. Happily it's a nice size, so I think envelope. I'll stitch the sides and....but I don't see it.

So I think, maybe a cover for something, a little book perhaps. I stitch a label on the front. I go away and do something else. When I come back, I don't see a little book. So I open it up and place another piece of fabric on the inside. Then I spy the little charm I collaged, and place it down.

Then I see it: it's a card. I embellish the inside and stitch it to the background. Now it feels right.




  1. Oh this so lovely! You just amaze me...thank you for sharing your art and how you create Colette! You are a treasure. :)

  2. I can just see you - in your studio, playing, creating.... your gorgeous, delightful soul, shows in your art. xoxo

  3. I love hearing more about your creative process. Wonderful work! Please come by and add a line to a "stealth" poem. xo

  4. Wonderful artwork!


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