Three months ago, my husband and I found, what we believe is our dream home. We put
in an offer, it was accepted, and …that’s when things got complicated. Without going into the details, we are still waiting for some issues to be settled.
It was hard to go to the studio to get into a new creative project when I was poised and ready to pack everything up and move with 3 days notice. But, one week led to another, and the delays continue. It was like making a phone call and being placed on hold where a voice breaks in periodically, not to help, but to tell you “your business is important so please wait longer.”
Desperate to make art, I decided to temp the fates. A local guild opened up a workshop with a visiting artist and I was able to grab a space. The workshop was about working intuitively and quickly. These are not my strengths. I need time to process and mull things
over, so my productivity was
disappointing at the workshop, but I brought home the “beginnings” and left them laying on the work table for another week. I touched them, look for inspiration on Facebook, moved them around and eventually, began to find my way. It is exciting when the process builds momentum. Like falling dominoes, a chain reaction happens. One thing leads to another. The photos show my progress.
The rewarding aspect of this process is that it allowed me to work in a series without making a major commitment. The big take away, for me, was creating a background fabric by fusing squares of one fabric onto another. I used some hand dyed fabrics I created in a previous workshop.
I’m going to find a way to incorporate this into a future “real” project.