these past weeks I have been struggling ~ for one of the first times that i can remember i didn't have that delicious and overwhelming desire to make art, nor did i have direction?? or vision; i had more of a dread. and i missed my inner idea machine whirling in my soul, and i worried that i had lost "it" ~ (not a feeling i would wish on anyone)
|knitted wire uterus|
but then, thanks to the wonders of the universe/serendipity, i have rediscovered that happy whirling dervish was back. and why?? most likely because of a number of factors, but I believe the main reason was a 'fat quarter' of fabric that i received in the mail, a 'fat quarter printed with uteri, which is part of the Exquisite Uterus project, started by artists and educators Alison Gates and Helen Klebesadel.
|womb wrap, 2009 - 2011|
A fellow artist, the lovely Jeanne Williamson, sent me the link to the call for artist's and before i could even think i ordered my quarter. this also got me on the spoonflower website which is quite exciting in itsself - and i even created gift wrap with my dresstags and other products, always inspiring!!
Yet it was the arrival of the faric that seems to have jumpstarted my muses. suddenly my brain is flooded with different images, techniques and methods with which to create my contribution to this project. I vacillated between an angry uterus and an over the top beautiful uterus, in fact I could do an entire show with all the ides I have for this project! And I am proud and happy to say that my sweetie, Harriet, may also be contributing a uterus!!!
You can view many of the beautiful and creative uteri that other artists from all over have already contributed on pinterest, here is the link to the boards. And I will post my finished uterus soon!!!
|wire dress, 2008|