A funny thing happened on the piece I have been working on for the past month or so. Originally I sketched an idea and¬† made a pattern using the overhead projector.¬† Then one day after sewing one too many curved seams it took a¬† literal 90 degree turn!¬†¬† Obviously the muse wanted something else to happen here.
I designed it on the bias for several days and was within 20% of completion when I looked at it from across the room and thought nope, that’s not what I want!¬†¬† I am usually very spontaneous in design so this conundrum has been a bit entertaining although I think this piece has been a metaphor for my emotional process these past six months.
So I returned to my original sketch but instead of following the template precisely I went off again from the original sketch!¬† The piece is now fully designed and ready to stitch which is going to be a bear so I plan to take my time. I can’t show you the work just yet because it is for an exhibit but this image is a piece of the 2nd version which I am not using this time. In the meantime multiple ideas for new work have been stacking up. I am anxious to get on with it!
And I have been considering my art goals for 2013…something I do every year end. Strangely I have only a couple goals, nothing too dramatic which I feel is okay.¬† I have been working really hard the past five years and this year brought so much life change that¬† the left brain may need to just coast for a while and let the muse take hold.
There is however a hankering to do two tasks which I know will consume my time if I let them so I may work on those on a limited basis. ¬† One is to continue downsizing possessions getting rid of things we absolutely do not use.¬† We need to continue this ‘cleansing’ while we are still flexible enough to get stuff out to the car and off to charity. ¬† The other¬† is to sort and digitize all photographs, slides and the file of wedding invitations, birth announcements, death notices etc.¬† All that important genealogy work!¬† When these two tasks are done I envision immense energy flowing through the studio.
Happy New Year!