Are You Flexible?
That’s a good question. Am I flexible? I think I am, but I have been told I am not. Perhaps the true answer falls somewhere in the middle. I do adhere to routines. I find them invaluable to help propel me forward into my day and also to reduce time spent dithering about what to do.
I believe a key to making art is flexibility. You may hear artists stating that they let the art speak to them. I think of it as the muse whispering in my ear. Perhaps it can be as simple as instinct. However, I have learned to be flexible out of pure necessity. What do you do when you run out of a particular fabric or something feels off in the composition? You must adapt. This week I coped with running out of one of my black fabrics. Can you tell? Of course not. And no, I didn’t run out and buy more. Next week I hope to redo a compositional issue that has been bugging me. See, I am flexible. 🙂
Green is this month’s color in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. When I designed How Does Your Garden Grow I purposefully decided that my green blocks would be the stems and leaves supporting each flower head. As you can see in the above image I finished the stem portions of the top row. I plan to be flexible about filling in the “spacer” fabric surrounding different elements and won’t push myself to finish all the stems in March. This can be easily managed as “between” project activities in the future.
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