Betwixt and Between
I am betwixt and between. One art project is done. Now it is time to consider what to make next. In truth, I may be experiencing artist block. There is nothing I feel compelled to make. One thing experience has taught me, is to make something, anything and trust that enthusiasm or at least happy immersion will follow.
Admiring the Scenery
I keep a folder, on my computer, where I store relevant quilt related images titled Potential Quilts. This folder is further divided into a multitude of subfolders by imagery, such as trees, morning glories and of course, sunrises. My desktop image is set to rotate sunrise images every time it wakes from sleep. One day one image might speak to me and another day a different image speaks to me.
Pintrest is a mixed blessing. It is easy to get sucked into its blackhole of imagery. However, it is a great resource of inspiration. I have saved multiple images under different Boards, one of these is titled Quilting Motifs and another is titled Scrap Quilts.
When I am stuck as to what to do next, I find experimenting is a good way to become unstuck. One way I experiment is by combining ideas in ways I haven’t tried before and often haven’t seen done before. I particular love the term experimenting. Since it is an experiment, it takes the pressure off. It puts me in learning mode versus a magnum opus frame of mind.
When you are betwixt and between what tricks have you discovered to move forward?
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.