Lately with shorter walks because of the hellishly cold days (-37C today with the wind chill!!!), i find myself getting that old SAD feeling again.
One of the best antidotes--if you can get IN the stoodio in the first place because of this stultifying feeling--is COLOUR.
Movement helps too, even if it's doing repetitive movement, and even if your brain goes spinny doing it :)
Some free motion and flowers were perfect today.
Now THIS is the ticket! Part of a "Useful Object" when done, i'll present it either later today, or tomorrow, depending on how spinny the brain *does* get :)
I also have similar plans for this piece of fabric that i have been hoarding since my Capilano College Textile Arts program in '93. A monoprint, it will become a U O also, perhaps not as flowery, but with some colour added and plenty of stich in hand and machine.
I might even have to dig out my flower stitcher foot for Lalage.
And i did it. Should have used a stiffer interfacing, but once it's stuffed with whatever it will store, it'll be fine. Found the perfect lining that survived the flood in June too! The main fabric was a screenprinted cotton i found at ACAD in the "dig in and grab it" bin during a residency.
My happy SAD bucket :)