January 9

In My Studio – January 9

Posted by lori . 16 Comments


This week, I spent time making flowers, felting wool sweaters and taking photos. 

I love to make fabric flowers.  It’s satisfying to me to take bits of fabric, felt or ribbon and form it into a pretty flower.  Here are a few that I made:


I also spent time taking photos.  Currently, I’m taking an e-course from Susannah Conway called Photo Meditations. 

I wanted to take this course to help me understand photography better so I can improve the photos I post on my blog.  I admire beautiful and intriguing pictures, but have never been especially interested in photography.  It is a thought provoking course, so I’m hopeful that I will learn some things and improve my attitude about photography.

A struggle I had this week was all the things I did that didn’t “turn out” and that I had to pitch.  I know this is part of the process, and I need to relax into it.  Last week, Nellie’s mom (The Cat From Hell) commented with this quote from Scott Adams, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.”  I need to remind myself of this on those days when it seems like everything I do ends up in the trash can.

Daily Inspiration

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 

Anaïs Nin

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16 Responses to " In My Studio – January 9"

  • Sue says:

    Really loving the flowers.

  • Sue Taylor says:

    wow your flowers are amazing well done you!

    Thank you for keeping Lucky in you thoughts.

    Sue x

  • Amy says:

    I want to buy some of these to attach to my girls collars. Are you going to list them on Etsy?!

  • houndstooth says:

    I still think you need some flowers for hound collars! They’re so darned cute! They’d be great with pin backs on them to attach to bags, too. I think you’ll have fun with the photography course. It’s not really as hard as it seems. You just have to train your eye to look at things!

    That quote is beautiful!

  • greytmom1122 says:

    I LOVE your flowers! I just learned how to knit flowers, and I have been having so much fun with them…I like to use the vintage rhinestone clip-on earrings as the centers…or pretty buttons!

  • Wow..those flowers are amazing.

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Beautiful! Really well done. I love the idea that you have a weekly scheldule and stick to it for your creativity. I don’t think I could do it. Your posts are very inspiring!!

  • Pauley James says:

    The flowers are beautiful!

  • Caron says:

    The flowers are beautiful, I love all the colors!

  • Carolyn Dube says:

    Those flowers are so beautiful! There is such variety in them! I know what you mean about the “trash days” – I am trying to get better about riding them out.

  • Pip says:

    Oh my gosh, I love these flowers!! I really need to try felting some of my old sweaters.

  • steve says:

    Wow, those flowers are awesome! My advise to students about photography is practice and try to take you camera with you all the time. Look at things that intrigue you from different points of view. Look at photographs that you like and analyze what it is about the photo that catch your eye. Don’t try and copy it, but try to incorporate the elements that you like into your own.
    Photography is part skill, sort of like sewing. I could never sit down and make something so beautiful as those flowers of yours. I lack the skill and the patience for it.
    Keep at it, it doesn’t happen over night!

    • lori says:

      I appreciate your advice, Steve. It’s good to be reminded that my skill will develop over time along with my “eye.” It’s easy to slip into the “I’m not talented” mindset and that doesn’t accomplish anything.

  • Bailey says:

    Such pretty flowers!! 🙂

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  • these are so cute!!!!!! 🙂 We are totally on the same page! I am trying to learn photography so that I can post better photos on my blog. I just got a DSLR for Christmas and now, I am so into it. I want to be a good photographer and capture everything. 🙂



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