Thursday, February 8, 2018

Getting Ready for a Busy Dye Weekend!


I made a wonderful trip to United Notions/Moda yesterday and bought fabric to dye and other needed items to sell and for the Studio. Today, I'm washing all the PDF (yes, I wash Prepared for Dyeing Fabric) and sorting it into size sections. Most of the fabric will be for ice dyeing, but one bolt is designated for Shibori dyeing. And yes, the piles are labeled and I just pray, no one comes in and messes them up.
Oh, why do I wash Prepared for Dyeing Fabric? Because I know there are probably still starches and other things in the fabric, plus I don't like that crease down the middle. The crease doesn't come out with just a rinse and dry, it has to be washed out. 

Fun days ahead! What's on your weekend plan? 

Creatively,

Jules





Monday, February 5, 2018

Do You Schedule Your Week?







Do you schedule your creative time each week? Each day? Each month?

Do you have things on your calendar that you routinely do every week? This is what I try to do. I have days that I have dyeing fabric and quilting scheduled on my calendar and try and I mean try not to book anything else on those days and times. Some days I can't get around it and have to schedule a doctor's appointment or the washer repair dude, but I try my best to keep my schedule. Otherwise, I may not get anything done.

So, tell me, let's have a discussion about how you manage your creative time.

Creatively,

Jules




Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Fun Day

So what are you doing on this Sunday Fun Day? Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl? Or is the Puppy Bowl more your speed? I turned on the dog shows for my little guy, but Oreo wasn't interested. So he is cuddled up on the bed with me while I work.


Personally, I've been out in the Dye Studio and put fabric and dyed vests into wash and put more on to dye. Now that this task is complete, I'm working on listening to some podcasts for marketing strategies.

So, tell me, what is on your schedule today?

Creatively,

Jules

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!


What's feeding your creative spirit at the end of the week? Plans for the weekend? Tidy up your creative space? Just a regular day?

Share with me, what's your Friday like?

Today I'm watching the cutest 2 year old EVER! Our daughter is chair of the Father's Daughter Dance at the elementary school, so she is busy setting up and I'll be busy chasing this crazy boy around. I'll work on Etsy shop listings while he naps.

Yes, he is going to dip his salami in his aunt's Dr. Pepper - I told you, he's a crazy boy!


For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.




Creatively,

Jules


Thursday, February 1, 2018

How Do You Balance Your Time?


Let's Start a Conversation



What's feeding your creative spirit today?

Besides Pilates, I'm not sure how much time I will get to spend in the studio today. It's a busy day with Dr. appointments, pilates and then the monthly guild meeting of the Quilter's Guild of Dallas. I would really like to spend some in the studio working on small art quilts, but I think I will just have to be happy with petit point while at the doctors office.

This picture is of ice dyed fabric that is in my Etsy shop. Click on the caption for a link to the fabric.

What creative groups are you connected with?




For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.



Creatively,

Jules


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What are Your Creative Goals this Week?

Let's Start a Conversation



What's feeding your creative spirit today? 

Besides my daily setting fabric on to dye and working on small art quilts, today I'm going to submit artwork for the Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show. I have two pieces to submit this year.

This picture was taken during an indigo/shibori dye class I took a few years ago. 

What are your creative goals this week? Are you making plans for February?



For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.


 Whether you creative to sell, compete or just for fun, enjoy the process.

Creatively,

Jules


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What Colors and Patterns Inspire Your Art?


Let's Start a Conversation



What's feeding your creative spirit today? For me, I'm washing fabric I set to dye yesterday, setting more fabric and clothing on to dye and working on small art quilts.  This is after I make a run to Pilates, oh how I love Pilates and how it energizes me for the day.

This picture was taken on my trip to through the Panama Canal in 2015. This was at the street market in Columbia. I love the colors. Being an artist, I know these bags take time to create and forethought on how the designs are going to come out.

What colors and patterns inspire your art?





For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.

Spend some time being creative today and take care of your soul,

Creatively,

Jules