Week in Review 2022 – 03/25

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.

A thread painted bumble gathers pollen from an abstracted gerba daisy
I will add some transparent wings to the bumblebee. The inner square measures 8″ x 8″. The borders will be wrapped around a stretched canvas frame.

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.

Yellow, blue and pink flowers of varying sizes are arranged in a squat vase. They sit on a grass green ground against a pale pink background
Nearly there. I need to finish the quilting and add the borders.

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.

2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Block. The color for March is yellow

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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By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


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