Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy sheep!

The other day a book called 'learn to see creatively' caught my eye. It made me giggle. Not because I think it's a bad book or so. It's just the fact that sometimes I absolutely make myself go nuts.

The cause of my manic behaviour is the fact that I think creatively 365 days a year, 7 days a week and (almost) 24 hours a day. It's just something I can't control.

'It's a gift' some people will say. Yeah, I guess in a way it is. But believe me, if I lay in bed not able to sleep I sometimes think it's a curse.

Imagine me counting sheep jumping over a fence. Isn't that what an average person does trying to fall asleep?
Well in my case the sheep are not just white and fluffy. They're actually wearing cute little handbags in this amazing Amy Butler fabric design, Oh and look, there's another sheep, isn't she wearing that inspiring apron I saw in a magazine yesterday? And maybe I should decorate the little fence with Pips wallpaper so it's prettier for the sheep to jump over it!

Whaaaa!!! Has anybody ever heared of a book called ' learn how not to see creatively' or so? I need it!!!!

Well, here's some positive result of me thinking creatively. In this case I got inspired by this white plastic lace place mat (yeah, I also didn't get the fact that an actual place mat had holes, but I must admit, it looked pretty).
Obviously I didn't just 'see' a place mat. The contents in my head started thinking of possibilities to process the lace into my crafty projects. I ended up making this unique, cute shopping bag.

Tonight there will be a happy sheep jumping over the fence with her new, little shopping bag!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Monique,
    Hm, I like your creations.
    I'm also an artist and just started dabbling in sewing.
    I also live down under in Melbourne. funny if we were neighbours and didn't know it.