Friday, June 29, 2012

Get your I Can on!

I am pulling out all sorts of fabric scraps in Christmas colors and diving into drawing of all kinds of Christmas  ideas to put together in preparation of a blog hop I have agreed to do.  See the link on my sidebar. 

The big reveal will be July 30th!
I love that I committed myself to show something I have never done before.  (That statement has just a touch of sarcasm  but only a touch because it is thrilling to learn a new thing.) 

My friend, Becky reminded me that the first time I met her she was showing me how to weave baskets and I told her on that day, "I have always believed I can do anything.  I just need the instructions."

That may sound like a touch of arrogance but the truth is it is just the sort of upbringing that enabled me with a confidence to try new things.   Now, that does not include trying things like sushi....I just can't go there!  I am not a great admiring of things fishy.  And trying new things does not mean you master it all or that you enjoy it all but just that you are willing to give it a good try.  

So here I go....trying a new thing.
Paper Piecing is the new direction I am heading!  
So I have drawn out my plans and am trying to figure out how it all works together...

Stay tuned!  
July 30th is my day to show it all off.  

I have a month.  

I also, want to put in a plug for all of you people out there up for a good Sketchbook Challenge.  
I recieved my copy of the book.
Sketchbook Challenge  (Amazon link)
by Sue Bleiweiss 
and have been pouring over it.  
It is top notch!  
I recommend it and I am not getting any sort of royalties 
and have no connections to anyone in the book other than being a follower on some of their blogs.  
I am just recommending it because it is a good book and to my surprise it has connected my painting interests  with my new found fabric arts into some of the sketchbook projects.

So today, get your "I CAN" on and try something new!
I promise it will make your day better!
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  1. This looks like a great book! I am bad about not wanting to put that first mark on the pristine page and spoiling all the possibilities the book holds in my mind.
    By the way, I posted the quilt today that I used YOUR fabric in!

  2. It is a good book. I know you would like it. Today I ordered Cloth Paper Scissors Book and The Best of Quilting Arts. I am anxious to see how they inspire me! It is hard to keep up the inspiration with you in California. I have had to resort to my books, blogs and other art friends. Missing you but know you are having a good time.