Thursday, September 11, 2008
I made a pillow last night. It's a very comforting, as well as comfortable pillow. I know I've talked about this before, but you may not remember...or maybe you're a new friend...
When I have a lot going on and feel overwhelmed, I make something completely non-related to deadlines and "to do" lists. It's not a very logical act to disregard the things pressing and go in another direction, but it works wonders for me. Somehow, the unrestricted creating focuses and relaxes me like nothing else. When I'm done, I'm always able to tackle the more obligatory work happily...even the laundry! I usually opt for a simple softie or pincushion...this was a little more complicated...but that felt good. You might not notice in these photos, but there are black leaves in the floral fabric that pick up on the black cardinal silhouette (on linen...my fabric of choice). These two Amy Butler prints have been destined for couch pillows for sometime...I'll be making a second with a different bird soon.
I also got a chance to frame my grandfather's print (checked off of this list) ...it's underneath a silkscreen my father did in college.
So, I 'm curious...am I the only one with this little idiosyncrasy, or do others get creatively sidetracked as a means of relaxation (not to be confused with procrastination)? I should really ask, "what do you do to relax?"
Have a peaceful day.
Posted by mayaluna at 2:20 PM