I found I still needed to keep myself creatively busy to get a good nights sleep and to feel a sense of accomplishment so here's what I did during my down time:
Looked for interesting reflections and photographed them. Here's a sampling
|Neighbor's house reflected on the glass of a print of a fisher-boy|
|Snow, lamp and shade and my husband on glass of another painting|
|Primroses in the window|
|the same primroses in the glass of the china cabinet|
Had some fun with punchneedle embroidery.
I don't do this often, as it is tedious, but I was without a sewing machine and I didn't want to haul my scraps over to our "borrowed house". First I made up a kit as a warm-up project.
|4" x 4"|
Once that was completed, I sketched a cottage by a lake onto a piece of muslin and had fun picking the thread colors and figuring out the details as I went along.
|4" x 6"|
Explored lines, color, and space using fabric.
This is just an "exercise". It is not meant to represent anything. (The only functional design wall I have right now is a piece of foam-core board that is covered with black fabric. Its real purpose is a background for photographing light bordered quilts.) When I was playing with the purple,pink, and white fabrics and began sewing them together, I realized that I could add black scraps to make "empty space" as another feature.
|trial and error|
|"Good and Plenty" - all sewn up. There is a black border surrounding the center.|