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Friday, 28 October 2011

A drought, maybe?

I know I have not blogged for quite a while.  The truth is that I have had my hands full with non-tatting work.  And after such hiatus, my creative juice may have run dry.  That is just it!

I don't have the feel for designing right now.  It used to be that ideas are playing in my head at the same time that I was working on some new design.  But I am afraid to stop tatting in case it really turns a tatting drought.

I think I should work on patterns by other published designers so that I can keep tatting, which is what I did here.  These are a couple of designs by Mary Konior that I have turned into bookmarks.

Curds & Whey (I think) in size 20
Black Magic in size 80
One of the non-tatting work that took much of my time was organising a school reunion for my school year f 1974.  Yes, from 38 years ago.  I attended an all-girls boarding school and for that year there were 160+ of us from 5 classes, and 61 attended the reunion.  Each of us brought a gift to be exchanged and my gift was a book with the Black Magic bookmark included between the pages.  Names were drawn to see who gets whose gift.  One of my classmates was picked to receive my gift. I hope she likes it.

The Curds & Whey bookmarks were also supposed to be given away in a lucky draw during the event but I was too busy with the organising, I forgot all about it.

8 comments:

  1. Hello Jon!

    So good to read you around, I was starting to worry a tiny bit about you.

    I think it is great to go through different phases in your creative life, after the wonderful book you finished earlier this year, a rest may be just what you need!

    I have been meaning to ask, do you plan on writing out the pattern to the "Cascade" bookmark you sent me a while back? I really like it a lot! Have I shown you yet the version I made in blues? If not, just tell me and I will either put a picture of it on my blog or send it to you by e-mail :)

    Happy tatting!

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  2. Please don't worry that you have a "designing drought". I don't think anyone can design on demand; inspiration just ebbs and flows like the rest of nature. Enjoy your tatting time! Your bookmarks are beautiful, and your classmate was very fortunate to receive such a special gift.

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  3. Don't worry about Tatter's Block. Everything is compost for creativity. taking a break may just be what you need for inspirations.

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  4. Your Black Magic bookmark is beautiful! Love the thread choice, too!

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  5. Hi Jon,
    design drought for you! that must be an understatement..
    you are a great inspiration to followers of you like me..
    the bookmarks are just great..do you have pdf method for those..i am in a process of making quiet a few bookmarks..would love to get hold of them.

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  6. I love the Curds and Whey bookmark. I borrowed the book from the local library, and didn't thought about turning edgings into bookmark. You opened my eyes and I will see edgings in a whole new way from now on. Thanks.

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