LULU……..a collage……..a creator ……..a dreamer ……..an optimist……..a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, friend……..aka Linda Lewis
Lulu is my grandmother name. I like it. The name makes me feel perky, energetic, maybe a bit younger. It has also given a new name to my work:
Home is Houston, Texas, and Rockport, Maine, two very different environments that influence me in unique ways. Houston challenges my creativity and forces me to look a little harder for what is there; Maine, with its rich colors and textures, fills my head with new ideas and frustrates me with the notion there just isn’t time to do it all.
For years my primary focus has been weaving, designing cloth for one-of-a-kind clothing and interior applications. I love connecting threads and having them become a cohesive whole.
These days I also am having great fun upcycling fabric and threads from my studio into whimsical, sometimes practical, sometimes not, objects. It’s hard for me to throw anything away, and finding new ways to use what is on the shelves has been a delightful challenge.
Life is a continual exploration of new ideas that comes from all I experience, and the joy of discovery gives new energy. May it continue!
Why this blog? Not the least of reasons is that it allows me to stay in touch, share ideas, thoughts and things I find interesting or amusing. It opens the door to new possibility, and it encourages discipline and awareness. Through shared musings, we can all find our story and delight in telling it. I am happy to have you journey with me and, perhaps, add your musings to mine.