Have you ever wished for an inspiration generator? I don’t tend to get artist block. No staring at a blank page, canvas or empty studio for me. This doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with what to create next. But there are times when I do and this has been one of them.
Every year SAQA requests two auction donations. The first is for the Spotlight Auction and the second one for the Benefit Auction. Both are made up of small works and exact sizes. My comfortable range is 30″ or more. Anything smaller and things become too fiddly for me.
Well, the deadline to get my Spotlight Auction piece in is looming on the horizon. It is due March 31st. What in the world could I make that would capture a bidder’s attention and fit a 4.5″ x 6.5″ format? Time to turn to my inspiration generator.
I maintain a collection of photos, most taken by my husband, and all of them copyright free on my computer. These are in a folder labeled Potential Quilts. Then, they are subcategorize by headings, such as birds, butterflies, flowers and sunrises. Hurrah! A quick review of the photos turned up the perfect image to play with. What appealed to me is how the butterfly is in focus and the background is obscure.
From Inspiration to Execution
So, I am off and running, trying to do justice to the photograph. No surprise, I’m having mid project anxiety. Why is it something that looks relatively simple can be so time consuming and complex to execute?
I am linking up with:
- Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays
- 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)
- Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday (TGIFF)
Such a good idea to verify the values before you start the project! I am definitely stealing that idea.
Steal away, Angela. You can take a picture of the fabric if there is a lot. Since I was only using 5 fabrics (4 greens and the orange for the butterfly) I staggered them, laid them on printer and scanned on the black and white setting. D
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