Going With My Gut
Sometimes I simply need to slow down and trust my gut. OK, sometimes may be an understatement. To be fair, I’ve learned to follow my muse. If I feel compelled to create something, I don’t question the desire, I go with it. This can work in reverse, too, although that is rarer. This week I felt very strongly to both create one piece and to hold off another.
Not to Create
Last week I was fully behind starting Vile Vlad. However, the more I churned over how to create the piece technically, the less drawn I felt about making it. I wasn’t satisfied with the composition. I’ve decided to let the piece simmer. Honestly, I’m planning on scrapping the original idea and have come up with a second way of approaching the message I want to convey. It’s still in my head. It may or may not come to fruition. I’m OK with that.
Focusing on Life
Since I need inventory to sell during Cohasset Open Studios in November I turned to working on my 8″ x 8″ pieces. Each of these are mounted on canvas wrapped frames, sized 8″ x 8″. I add a 3.5″ border surround, which is wrapped over the sides and stapled to the back. This gives a lovely professional appearance. The price is affordable enough for an impulse/point of sale purchase. Also, it is convenient to have a few on hand, since I receive multiple opportunities to exhibit small work locally.
It is unusual for me to have several WIPs (work in progress) going at once. Each needs just a little more work. So, no finishes to share there. However, I do have one more block from the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge done, allowing me to legitimately link to Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday. Hurray!
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