Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Thinking outside of the Box

Once upon a time in cross village michigan there was a studio called the Rug Works. Located directly across from the historic Legg's Inn restaurant they designed and completed beautiful rugs using looms, with locally grown wool. The yarn was hand dyed. I was able to take a class where I made a rug pillow. The business closed shortly after this endeavor. I was able to buy a piece of shelving from this nostalgic place. I wasn't sure what I would do with the wood shelves, and kept it stored in a garage for two years.
 The shelving has it's imperfections. It has some boards that are slightly crooked. It has some scratches and some oblong compartments. It couldn't be more perfect to me. My entire life has been right angles, straight lines, solid colors, and doing the "right thing". This is much more organic and lends itself to many surprises. I plan to place all those items that are inspirational to me.  
One of my favorite quotes is "I believe that inspiration comes to all of us; we don't always realize it."I hope that I can fill this organic, not perfect, but ever so eclectic shelving unit with things of inspiration and wonder......

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