“You’ve got too many irons in the fire!” Mom’s words still reverberate in my head each time a new creative idea wanders in. How can I choose on which to spend my energy and resources. These ideas seem to flood in and fight for attention in those “tiny grey cells” as Hercule Poirot would say. So many ideas, so little time. The beauty of nature from micro to macro cause visions of intricate texture and explosions of colours to overwhelm my mind. Then I must try to confine these ideas to only a few selected mediums.
So, it seems only fitting that I call my Studio, “Too Many Irons” in honour of my Mom’s assessment of my nature. And as I consider having all these various creative interests I think I must agree with her. My primary textile interests are weaving, spinning and tapestry creation… but then there is fibre dying, felting, paper making, water colour painting, split ash basketry, beaded buttons, sewing, crocheting, knitting, I’ve even tried quilting and tatting….Too Many Irons
Janis will next be at the gallery on May 26th & 27th.