Two steps forward; one step back is this week’s theme. Just when I started to celebrate my progress, BAM! I must regroup. This is discouraging. However, it is also the life of an artist. Therefore, it is vital to bear witness to the steps forward and not dwell on the inevitable blips or steps back.
If you look closely at the above image of In the Beginning, you will see tiny white dots scattered across the quilt. They are most obvious in the upper left blue section. One the issues of sharing large work on a small screen is tiny details are lost. Those white dots are clear crystals glued to the quilt. In person the crystals sparkle and with the right lighting shoot rainbow rays of light. Definitely, the effect I planned on achieving. They represent the stars formed by the Pillars of Creation. Now that is a resounding step forward.
Comes to a Halt
So, what’s the problem? I am finished, right? Not so fast. I must take a step back and double check and re-glue some of the crystals. They don’t seem to be adhering the way I had hoped. Therefore, the quilt isn’t stable enough to submit to calls for entry. Oh well. Heavy sigh. Time to reheat the Bejeweler and glue those babies down.
Part of the fun of participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge each year is revisiting favorite fabrics from the past. There may not be much fabric left, but they pack a punch and are full of fond memories.
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