Today is the anniversary of the first blog I wrote over my adventures with ArtyBird.
What an voyage of discovery it has been, always something new and challenging to think about and to make.
I have drawn and painted . I never imagined I could draw at all. I have dyed fabrics and yarns and even experimented with making my own colours by mixing dyes together successfully.
I have made lots of felt and started to explore the world of different fibres with their different properties. I can even name quite a few different sheep breeds.
I have made and given felted gifts and have requests for slippers, hats , pictures and bags waiting until I have more time to do them.
I have written 45 blogs, nearly one/week and have more than 1000 views - mostly my mother.
But I think most amazingly I have started to look at the world around me in a different way and to explore with my eyes the texture and patterns in nature and in man made objects. To record this I have taken many photographs , often times looking into the micro landscapes that I year ago I would not have even seen . From this I already have a wealth of ideas I would like to use in designs and I see more all the time !
Here is just a few examples of ideas for the future.
So overall it's been a fantastic year of discoveries and I think I will continue my journey by signing up for the next course , which will give me the excuse to continue this blog which I have also really enjoyed writing .