Friday, August 19, 2016
Background Check - Week 3 - SERENDIPITY
You all know when it happens....
You dig through a pile of fabric and see the exact piece you need
You iron out a piece of hand dyed fabric and see the inspiration for a new piece
You do a particular technique and it doesn't work out...but it goes a whole new direction
The dictionary defines Serendipity like this:
luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for
When it happens it can make your whole day!!
There are, of course, no step 1 and step 2 to this one...just a reminder to keep your eyes and creativity open to seeing these jewels when they breeze by.
I was entering a competition that required a book or reading theme. I love to read so I had several concepts in mind. Then....one dyeing day....it happened. I rinsed, dried and ironed a piece and it had a big white streak in it. Oh bummer!! Then it hits. Serendipity. And thus "A Dark and Stormy Night" was born.
I used the big white streak in the background sky as a bright lightening ground strike! Additional lightening bolts were added with specialty yarn and stitching with metallic thread. But the whole idea came from a "messed up" dyed fabric!
"A Dark and Stormy Night"
A friend used some freezer paper to mask a circle which she was going to paint. However, with moisture of the paint seeped under the freezer paper mask. Again....oh bummer! But from that, "Blue Moon" was born! The circle looked just like a moon with a cloud beginning to pass over it. A little quilting and the sky and the sea came into being.
Wil Opio Oguta
And another week comes to an end. Have an amazing weekend! Keep open to serendipity in all areas of your life!
Kelly L Hendrickson