When my wonderful husband is on a little vacation, we roam around the area and look in little shops. We both love old antique and 'junque' shops, old roads we've never been on, and new views of the beautiful Finger Lakes we live in.
I have found a treasure in Hammondsport, NY-which is a treasure in itself. The town is gorgeous and artsy. There are beautiful antique shops, clothing shops, and this one shop- Fiber Arts Emporium, where I bought a huge pile of delicious-looking wool, some of it hand dyed. My computer may not show just how beautiful the wool colors are-but the wool itself is soft and lovely to touch. The sizes are very generous for the prices-which are all well marked. If there is one thing that irritates me in a shop-it's not finding price tags on things. Not only is everything well tagged, but it is displayed so beautifully. In this little shop, you'll find treasures of every sort. Please visit the web pages here and find out for yourself!
As for my little crowd, they are getting a bit impatient. I have the basic idea of the direction I want to go to finish these people, but so many tasks here have kept me from the actual work. And now I have some new ideas for using the wool that will be a totally new project...more on that as I have the time to gather my inspiration!
Sometimes it's good to do other things while you think about a project, and work out just how you're going to do a certain thing-all in your head. I am not one to draw out things too much-I'd rather just hop in and get to the making of it. So the time I spend thinking is well spent.
I'd love to hear about your own style of working, and how you conquer the occasional artists' block. Thank you for stopping by~ have a wonderful day!