I just spent a productive couple of hours perusing the fabrics on Quilthome.com. If you aren't inspired by the colorways of Kaffe Fassett's fabric line, I would suggest holding a small mirror over your lips to see if you are still breathing! And the colors aren't even the best part--I printed out no less than five or six pages on my black-and-white Canon printer as pattern prompts for future design projects.
The ingredients sitting in my studio this week are a real mixed bag-- some beads, some organizing aids, some that would fit into the category of bizarre. Here's a look:
Vintage button card from 110 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Tentaculum rayon threads with a metal core
Polymer clay beads in various stages of antiquing-- stars? chicken feet?
Vintage thread spools from an estate in NY
Experiments with colored pencil and polymer
Japanese-style vintage button from 110 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Wishbones collected in the wild by Bonesinger
As I constantly play around with new ideas in my polymer work, I'm always doing little experiments and making things which then lay around my studio in various boxes waiting for inspiration to strike. They, too, are ingredients. As my refurbished studio comes together, I just wish I could find a better way to organize them. The 1” high plastic presentation boxes below, from Bellandaria Designs I fit with white nubbly shelf liner so they keep designs in progress from becoming disarranged while the boxes stack neatly on my shelf. They can also be strapped into a trolley that Bellandaria sells if I need to cart them to a gallery or an appointment with a buyer.
Presentation boxes from Notable Notions on Etsy