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Beginnings

Dale Anne Potter

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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Sometimes, we just have to start at the Beginning!

Taking time away from my business has been good and bad. Not only did I need to change up things in our everyday life, but I needed to step aside for awhile to re-assess where I wanted to go, and what that all involves, in beginning again.

In keeping somewhat in the creative mode, I have been clearing more clutter in my studio. Those things that I have had for years and still havBeginnings1e not done anything with them and assessing if I ever will.  There is always a place to get more stuff!

While clearing, I have found some pieces that I had started and forgotten about. Some will never amount to anything, so I am glueing them into a sketchbook and making notes (trying to remember how they were made), etc.

This piece on the right, was going to be a fabric postcard and I remember having to wait days for the glossy accents to dry, so it was placed on a shelf and forgotten. Even with the threaded needle, I have no recollection as to what I was going to do next. It might have to percolate for a bit more – its now pinned to my design wall.

BeginningsThis piece on the left, is one I am going to take outside on the front porch this week and do some hand-stitching. Its been so long since I did some hand-stitching my hands will need to take it slow. The fabric was a paint/dye drop cloth or used to wipe up drips, and I used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour the crocus on, then machine stitched around it. I am thinking this might turn into a little framed piece.

Taking a step back is brave enough, but to start again is sometimes overwhelming. I like to go back to the Beginnings, whether that is just painting, drawing, quilting or glueing collage. With no intention on the outcome, but it gets those creative juices flowing again. I make sure to have a journal/notebook beside me to make notes of the things that pop into my head while I am just playing.

Beginnings are a reminder of where you once were and where you can go for ease of beginning again!

Do you need to go back to your Beginnings?

Where can you go to begin again?