|Sketch for Giant Leap before adding|
numerous layers of paints and ink
Are you a perfectionist? I probably am. The irony is that I am a perfectionist in trying to let go of my perfectionism. Sometimes it is just good to laugh at ourselves.
My husband has a favorite joke he tells to explain the difference between a chemist (perfectionist) and chemical engineer (strives for perfection, but never reaches it.) I have rewritten the joke to be more fiber artist friendly.
|Night Vision as it appeared halfway|
through the week.
|Dizzy Daisies is a filler design by Lori Kennedy|
It seems every week I need to relearn that art is not about control or perfectionism, it is about being close enough. Also, the longer you are in the business of making art, the tougher it is make visible improvement in your understanding and techniques. It can seem as though you will never get there, wherever there is. When in fact you are close enough. It would be easy to focus on my screw ups this week. Instead I am sharing how I got close enough.
1) Night Vision - (Due January 1, 2015) - Done!
a) Continue the piecing
Finally, all the leaves are pieced. I even managed to piece most of the leaves to each other.
|Closeup of Dizzy Daisies|
yellow will do the trick.
2) Free motion quilting practice. - Done!
Once again I turned to Lori Kennedy for inspiration on what motif to do in order to keep up my free motion quilting skills. I don't recommend Dizzy Daisies for beginners. I can see that my scale got noticeably bigger from start to finish. I did enjoy the challenge and I do so love all over, filler designs.
3) LifeBook 2014 - Do the assignments. - Done!
|Giant Leap is my interpretation of|
LifeBook 2014 Lesson 41 by
Will I be able to keep the perfectionist at bay next week? Only time will tell. Here are the projects I will be focusing on:
1) Night Vision - (Due January 1, 2015)
a) Finish the piecing
b) Prepare the quilt sandwich
c) Test the new paints
d) Paint the poison dart frog
2) Free motion quilting practice.
3) LifeBook 2014 - Do the assignments.