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365 Somethings #1-12

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything,
it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
Sylvia Plath

The first collage was shared in an earlier post. A commentor asked if the "C" stood for collage and actually I hadn't even noticed what letter I'd selected - I have a stack of these index card dividers {the paper is like that of manila folders, I've only found them at Staples here in the states}. The older ones have alpha letters but my recent aquisitions do not.

Notice the thread ran out while I stitched the one above, but I like the holes.

Knotted a bit of twine and stitched it to the collage to add more texture and dimension.

Love using blue jean fabric. I had to hem my latest two pairs of jeans because they were like 4" too long, and now I have a bunch of deep indigo fabric. Plus when the girls grow out of their jeans, I selflessly volunteer to cart them off to my sewing lair.

A blue card.

Oh this is soooooo much fun!

Addictively fun!

Sewing maniac deluxe fun!

Hanna is challenging us to make 365 somethings. I like that idea. I've never done a 365 type project and I'm thinking that I will have a goal of 7/week rather than 1/day because if I am at the sewing machine I might as well make a bunch at the same time. I notice that when I make a bunch of something, they morph and change in interesting ways. If you are doing the challenge, please join Flickr group for 365 Somethings. The idea is to just make 365 of something this year. The funny thing is that I did a monthly challenge in June {ICAD}, July {ICAD}, Aug {DPP}, Sep {DPP}, Nov {AEDM} and Dec {Pattern-a-Day}. I skipped October because we were in Italy half of the month! 

When I sit at my sewing machine and mix a potion of bits into a collage, it feels like magic! I could definitely see making 365 of these. That's how much fun! I have like a zillion art projects screaming swirling around in my head and it's not like I needed to add another. But you know how if you want something done, you should ask a busy person? I guess that's what it's like. As long as I'm doing other artstuffs, might as well pile on a bunch more! 

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Reader Comments (14)

Tammy I love these! I have a bunch of scraps of fabric I think I will do the same thing, it is also a great way to use words from lettering I am practicing on doing! Great fun!!! Thanks!

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl McKenney

Tammy, these are so pretty! Such fun and colour and.. wonderfulness!! I am frantically thinking of 365 somethings I could do... I am currently doing 52 tags/year, maybe I could up it... (Similar to you, I aimed to do one per week, sat down and after a while four different tags appeared because ideas prompted other ideas and so on and so forth...)

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

These are so fun and pretty! I'm doing 365 somethings too (ATCs), but have yet to post anything to the Flickr group. This is really inspiring!.

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarinh

I'm trying the 365. Maybe I should take some pictures and count what I have... hmmm. Might feel like I'm getting somewhere. Did you say mail art? Cant wait to hear about that.

01.14.2013 | Unregistered Commenterkatie romo

I finally have a sewing machine in my house and these totally inspiring and motivating me to get down to the basement with my scrap basket and start stitching.

These are wonderful - so vivid and energetic! Collage IS magic. I've been bored for a long time with paper/glue collage, but I've been playing around with patchwork lately and cutting, sewing, rearranging, re-sewing, has rekindled that magic - it's collage with stitches and fabric instead of glue and paper. I know I'm on the right track when I laugh and smile a lot while I work. :)

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannine

Love all of these. Super awesome Tammy, so glad you joined! I think they would look wonderful together in a big frame on the wall.

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

I love the text on your collages. I was going to tell you which phrases were my favorites, and then there were too many to type them all! (By the way, I too nab my daughter's outgrown jeans, as tiny as they are right now, for art!)

01.14.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

L.O.V.E. these! Makes me wish I was doing collages for my 365 it is, I feel like I'm a little bit out in left field compared to everyone else. Anyway, I cannot wait to see how this project of yours evolves throughout the year!

01.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Reuss

These are so gorgeous! They look even better all lined up together here than they do on Flickr.

01.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

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