Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:
|EQ 7 design that will guide me|
through the piecing of
I do have work to share. All the work was enjoyable. None felt pressured. A good week really. My coasting resulted in the following:
1) Finish Deep Waters - (Due March 15)
a) Finish attaching the sleeve; - Done
b) Create and attach the label; I have opted to table this until the label is absolutely needed since I prefer to print two labels at once when I can.
c) Add it to my website. - Done!
If you follow the link to my website you may note that I have renamed this piece. It is officially Reflection #2.
|The piecing of Sunrise Abstraction has begun.|
|Mini stippling surrounds Hari Walner's|
Teddy Bear FMQ motif.
3) Free motion quilting practice. - Done!
I doodled for a bit, but eventually decided what I really wanted to do was whip out one of my Hari Walner designs purchased nearly 20 years ago. Isn't that teddy bear beyond precious?
4 Do some surface design work - Done!
|Playing with mini gel plates.|
5) Beware of when I find myself shutting down and find a way to stay open. Done!
Not everything I choose to pursue in my studio results in something that delights me. In fact it seems those moments are rare. It might be easier to stop making art. Why put myself through so much angst and second guessing? Doing the work - good, bad and ugly - is essential to grow. I have to give myself regular pep talks to stay open to the fact that growth in art is not linear for me. My progress is more like a series of mountain ranges with peaks and valleys. The difference now versus 30 years ago is that the mountains are much more substantial and the plunge, because of those brief moments at the top, feels deeper than before.
I will continue to make art, because for all the angst, it is as essential to my life as breathing. Here is the plan for making art next week:
1) Finish Reflection #2 - Create and attach the label either when needed or when I have a second label to print at the same time.
2) Work on Sunrise Abstraction
3) Free motion quilting practice
4 Do some surface design work
5) Beware of when I find myself shutting down and find a way to stay open
I am now linking up to two blogs on Fridays. The first is Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays and the second is Free Motion Mavericks.