Friday, April 04, 2008

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. ~Stephen Nachmanovitch

I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
~Charles Rosin
As an artist along the way we develop a style, our eyes and soul gravitate towards a direction that is uniquely our own ... our artistic voice if you will...

it becomes easy for us to be "our self" and create in our comfortable style... but sometimes our surroundings can change the way we view our own creativity....
case at hand a huge box full of ranger products that have been patiently sitting in my studio.

I am a creature of habit and
happily work with what I have at hand... but as I started to work on the art for my fabric book and begin to teach fabric classes.

( please take a look at the classes that I will be teaching at

art fiberfest in October, I hope you can join me!)

I have decided that for the most part it would be easier to be able to tell people about a product that they could use... instead of my... "I do a little of this then I add a little of that"

Here are a few peeks at a project that I just finished for "Mixed nuts" I can not share what I did in its entirety but here are some of the products that I used to create it:

Tim Holtz™ Adirondack® Color Wash™,
first off I am
totally smitten with Tim Holtz! (shush! don't tell any one!)
but once I got my hands on these I forgot all about Tim and wanted to have each and every color wash spay ink in my hands! it sprays on fabric like a dream! a dream I tell you! I have not been this excited in a long time about color! I have many ideas that I can not wait to try out with these!
Adirondack® Archival Quality Pigment Pens

these are amazing pens for writing on fabric and I have them all but these are the best by far!

Perfect Pearls™ Pigment Kits
I wanted to hate these but I have discovered that this are just amazing on fabric! and I can tell that I will be doing a lot of different things with these!
Inkssentials™ Mini Misters™
the perfect mist of watter! PERFECT!
I do not know what I did with out these!

Creativity is good... doing what comes natural is easy... having the courage to grow into a NEW YOU is part of the journey!

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung



Beate Knappe said...

Oh Ruth, this quote is so true: The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. ~Stephen Nachmanovitch

so, I have to put it on my Blog too - thanks for sharing

Gunnels blog said...

I can understand you are exciting Ruth, painting on fabric is very fun, and with all these new stuff, it´s easier and more fun, I think.
Today I have post with a link to you, you have get me inspiration to my last fabric collage! thank you!

knitsteel said...

These are all so tempting!! You are right. Sometimes we need to spend a day working with unfamiliar materials. We can come up with new and exciting directions.

Carrie said...

Hi Ruth - I visit your blog regularly and find it truly inspirational - for this reason I have nominated you for an award over on my blog if you're passing. Love the quotes you use. ;-)
Carrie xx

Jes said...

Hey Ruth! I am so out of the blogging loop right now! I just wanted to say a BIG CONGRATS on all of your fun adventures!!!! TV shows, new books and art got it going on girl!

I've spent a bit of time catching up with you here, and I'm so happy for you!

Jes Berry

PS...waiting anxiously for the book!!!!!

daydreamstudios said...

Sure...tease us with a glimpse. I love Ranger products. Have you ever tried the little acrylic paint dabbers? Those are great too.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

ça faisait longtemps que vous n'aviez pas posté sur votre blog, et je suis ravie de revoir enfin une de vos créations.... c'est toujours aussi beau par ici !!
It was a very long time since you post here, and I'm happy to see you creation.It's always beautiful here !!
(and sorry for my very bad english)

Beate Knappe said...

I would love to pass on an award to you its the Art y Pico Award ~ and I would love to pass this award on to you check my blog for the info on it :)

Ro Bruhn said...

This piece is intriguing Ruth, I love everything about it.
I hope we get to see it when it's finished.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

I give you an award on my blog.

Anonymous said...

This piece looks fascinating - I love the colours and the complexity of the texture. Those Tim Holtz goodies look fabulous, too!

julie haymaker Thompson said...

Hi Ruth I am so like you, happy to use what I have around the house. But when I see the amazing snipptets of what you are doing it reminds me of how different painting is when you have a "good " brush vereses just any old brush around the house. Hmmm I am tempted to head to the store now that I just cleaned out my studio. And Tim is a very amazing person in many respects!!! Can not wait to see the whole project!!! looks exciting and wonderful so far....Julie