|"Adoration" after it was pieced, but before it was painted.|
What was I thinking? Clearly I wasn’t thinking because I didn’t come close to following my game plan for the week. This leads me to…
Tips, Thoughts and Techniques:
I have one word to wrap up the week – focus. There are times when focus is needed to meet a deadline. There are also times when one becomes so obsessed with a project that it becomes all consuming. My advice is to grab that overriding need to work on a project and hang on. That is precisely what I did this week in my studio, which is why my plan and what I actually did barely align.
1) Pictorial Painting
a) Watch the lesson that demos how to quilt the Canyon piece. – Not done.
b) Quilt "Canyon." – Not done.
2) Express Your Love
a) Do whatever assignment Leah Day comes up with next. – Watched the assignment video and took the first small step. Not a big enough step to photograph.
3) Adoration (Shooting for a deadline of June 1, 2013)
a) Paint the shadows, highlights and fine details necessary to bring the piece to life. – Done!
|"Adoration" after the it was painted and inked.|
b) Sandwich the quilt. – Done!
|A close up of "Adoration". |
The brown herringbone stitches are basting stitches.
They will not be removed during the quilting process.
c) Bonus – I ordered the thread I will need to quilt Adoration next week.
4) Signature experimentation
a) Design a new signature motif. – Done. (I’m counting this as my free motion quilting project that allows me to link to Leah Day’s blog.)
|I'd love to say that I thought turn the date|
90 degrees. However, it seems my sewing
machine stitches numbers and letters from
top to bottom versus from right to left.
5) Plan the next art piece. – Didn’t even give it a thought.
My hunch is that I will continue to focus on Adoration for the week ending May 17. It really depends if I receive the thread by Monday. Fortunately, there are other projects to catch up with should the thread not arrive on time. Therefore, my plan is to start with step 1 unless circumstance force me to start at step 2:
1) Adoration (Shooting for a deadline of June 1, 2013)
a) Quilt Adoration.
b) Square up the piece in preparation for facing.
2) Express Your Love
a) Finish last week's assignment from Leah Day.
b) Do whatever assignment Leah comes up with next.
3) Signature experimentation
a) Design a new signature motif.
4) Pictorial Painting
a) Watch the lesson that demos how to quilt the Canyon piece.
b) Quilt "Canyon."
5) Plan the next art piece.