Half Way There
Is your glass half full or half empty? The reality is the same. It is all a matter of perspective. As an artist not only do I do the work of creating, but I am my boss and coach. Therefore, I work hard at quieting the self doubt, insecurity and other negative self talk. Seeing my glass as half full is a key element of preserving through complex and technically difficult work.
Thank goodness I pushed hard on piecing In the Beginning last week. Why? Simple. Because I had other priorities and commitments to focus on this week. So, a half full moment for me. I could have dwelled on a lack of studio time. Instead, I celebrate my ability to plan my week both in and out of the studio, allowing me to do it all.
This past Sunday, the third Project Quilting prompt was shared. The first two were a piece of cake. Therefore, I was confident this one would be just as easy to whip up. Whoops. Not so fast, madam half full. 🙂 The prompt for PQ 14.3 (Project Quilting 14th season, third prompt) is the traditional block 54 – 40 or Fight.
What in the world would I do with this prompt, especially given the fact that from prompt to finished quilt is a mere 7 days. I was tempted to make the above, but with a compatible palette. I knew from experience 7 days wouldn’t be long enough for me to piece, quilt and finish it. Experience gave me half full confidence, though. I focused on the inner ring and pieced that. Half way there. I still have the quilting and finish work to do. Guess what I will be working on this afternoon.
Before I started PQ 14.3 I spent time making the first of my two February pink flowerhead blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
I am optimistic that next week I will share the second pink flowerhead block, a finished PQ 14.3 quilt and another In the Beginning progress photo. I will go from half full to full up and it will be time to start filling up my next glass.
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