New thing.

I just finished the most intricate, time consuming thing I’ve ever made. I feel a great sense of WHOOOOSH. I don’t know how else to describe it. Anyway:
Chickenpants Bakery fabric painting

I’ve been working on this piece for a few months now. A little bit here, a little bit there. A little bit every day. I am SO relived that it is finally done. I have two other (non-Chickenpants) pieces in progress.

The thing is, I’ve been feeling really creatively stymied for a long time. I’ve been needing a new creative challenge. I’ve been feeling that proverbial pull towards the NEXT THING, whatever that may be. There have been fits. There have been starts. (And lots of stops.) And then I stumbled onto this fabric collage/painting thing idea. Holy cow, it’s totally taken over my creative brain. I haven’t been this excited about what I’ve been making since I first started working on the Chickenpants.

I don’t even know what to call what I’m making. Fabric collages? Fabric paintings? Is this already a thing? I have been exercising a LOT of self control and deliberately NOT googling these terms. I’m sure there are already a lot of talented people doing this. I didn’t want to be intimidated by what other, more established artists who know what the heck they’re doing. Instead, I’m making myself breathe and figure this out on my own. It has been wonderful. (And I don’t know how much longer I can go without googling fabric collage.)

I have too much to say about all this. Time to go process thoughts into something useful.

About Claire

Absolutely Small is textile artist Claire Chambers. Claire Chambers is a crazy-pants artist/crafter who spends most of her time indoors, very near to Portland, Oregon. She likes making people laugh, chickens and pugs, and writing about herself in the third person. She is utterly obsessed with making things out of fabric.

Comments

  1. man, you weren’t kiddin’ around!

  2. Oh, wow! Claire, your project is fantastic! I love all of the details. And do you know what? Who cares if other people are doing this already? Yours is truly a work of art and it is completely, 100% YOU! Great, great work.

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