Change is Good, Growth and New Beginnings.

New Beginnings and Change

I’m a bit obsessive about making my fiber art, it can cause me to be a tad unobservant of what’s happening around me.

In spite of the fact that I’m a rather concentrated but unobservant fiber artist,  I did manage to observe something the other day. It was  a commercial for school clothes. School clothes. Didn’t summer just start? Apparently not, according to the TV commercials it’s time to start thinking about school clothes.

Fall will be upon us in no time and with it, change. That is the theme behind my latest landscape art quilt, “Change, New Beginnings”.

Change is inevitable. I have to admit I can be slow to adjust at times. Rather than resist it, I’m trying think of it as an opportunity. We’ve been given a fresh start, of sorts. “I didn’t get to that last fall, but this year I’m going to….”. The great thing is that the slate is clean, we can do whatever things that nagged away at us the past year. This new season offers an opportunity for change. It’s a good time for it. My advise to all, including myself is, use it wisely, because time really does fly!

I started this landscape art quilt a couple of months ago. I’ve just finished and have listed it on Etsy this morning. I’ve started my nest project, the thread painting for flowers that will be appliqued on  has begun. I want to work full throttle, it is waiting for me and I’m eager to dive in with both feet [please excuse my 3rd or 4th cliche, I’m challenging my post editor with this post. A foolish thing to do, because me, of all people require my posts to be edited. It is correct, four cliches in one post is just plain  excessive!]

I love the feeling of satisfaction when I’ve completed an art quilt and like the results. And I love the anticipation of starting the next one.

I guess I’m just a person who loves beginnings and endings.

Here’s that landscape art quilt; “Change, New Beginnings”.

Whole view landscape art quilt Autumn scene copy

 A meadow with the few stragglers of summer, soon to be replaced

with the growth of a new season.

New Beginnings and Change

New Beginnings and Change

One small note, I’m experiencing a change in my life these days. I have a new website, http://barbaraharmsfiberart.com

I haven’t had even one bad experience, which is strange because I require a great, great deal of patience to help. I have not sensed one single sign of irritation, no impatience or exasperation detectable in their voices. Nada. Just nice polite and patient people with a  desire to help you.

One more change, I’m going e-commerce. Which means for anyone unacquainted with the term [I feel it’s important to explain terms, I appreciate it when others do that for me. Just kidding, you all know what eCommerce is.] I’ll have a store right on my site, with the ability to purchase my work directly from there. Big change for me, you may have already heard about this.  I might have mentioned it, oh just a few times perhaps. Stage one completed, the store and tie in to this blog is in progress. So just to take a look at the bare bones of it http://BarbaraHarmsFiberArt.com.

I’m slow, but eventually I’ll get the store up.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & More

Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal I've been a painter most of my life. When I was introduced to quilting, I fell in love, jumping in with both feet. I loved quilting, but began to miss the creative freedom painting offered. Then, I discovered mixed media art quilting, I was finally home. My Process & Approach For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads. My style is fairly loose and instinctual. I don't a great deal of pre-planning.The creative choices are made as I work on a piece, are based on my gut feelings at the time. This can lead to quite a few changes in direction. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise. Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.

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