Holy Moly(is that spelled right?)

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Soooooo….I went to a local crafty craft store and began looking for books about punch needle, rug hooking, dyeing and found this wonderful book.  I thumbed through the book, looking at the beautiful projects that this women had completed.  I started to read a little bit of the book.  That is when it hit me.  I have barely scratched the surface.  I really have no idea when it comes to punch needle design.  I feel so blind.  So heartbroken.

Here I thought that I had taught myself.  I was a bona fide artist.  A person that taught myself how to do an art.

Then I found a book about dyeing with natural dyes.  Again…Here I sat with my eyes wide open, not realizing how little I really know.  I realized how little I had dug into the natural dyeing world.  I thought I had dove right in, right into the deep end.  I had found ways to dye yarn with plants.  I knew that I hadn’t gone into the full spectrum of colors, but I had found great resources for yellow and green.  Going through this book, I realized that I hadn’t even realized the potential of some of the plants that I had in my yard (that are now shriveled up and hiding for the winter).  I am at the super novice level, not even close to calling myself an emerging artist.  That’s what I want.  I want to be a fiber artist.  A dyer.  But I can’t even call myself that.  I can’t even try to be a fiber artist poser.

Why?  Because I really don’t know what in the hell I am doing.  I draw pictures on fabric.  I use different floss colors or yarn colors to create a desired effect, but there are so many other mediums that I can be using.  There are so many other materials that I could incorporate into my work that would greatly enhance it.  I suppose I just need to take it step by step.

I will have some new work to show very soon!  I am actually trying to do a time elapsed sort of slide show to show the way that my work progresses over time.  I think it will be really neat!  I would also like to put on an artshow at some point in the next six months or so.

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About jmhaag

It's hard to describe myself without saying things that don't really define me. I don't mean to get all deep and crap, but I am a mom, a wife, a daughter and a sister. I have chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, possibly Lyme disease. But I am so much more then that. I am a creator, an artist, an observer, a person trying to figure it all out while still enjoying life. I am driven to find a purpose meant for me by God, and to live fully in His light and love.

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