Do you have favorite fiber artists? If so, what is it about their work that draws you to them? I admire many fiber artists. One thing they all have in common is a strong voice and, this is the kicker, they dare to be different. So why is it, when I feel driven to swim up stream with my own work, doing precisely what I admire so much in others, I feel so uncertain? Answer, I’m human.
I’m a little more than 25% through piecing Sunrise Over the Gulf River. I am enjoying every single second in my studio obsessively making fabric decisions and precision piecing all those triangles. I love being in my element of piecing. Still, I judge myself harshly because I am using an underpinning of traditional blocks, a method I am confident doing, and which forces the image to be abstracted. It is my voice. Therefore, my work is unique. The very qualities I admire in others. How ironic these same qualities fuel my self doubt and insecurities.
What do you see as your artistic strength? Do you have a favorite way of working? How do the two answers fuel each other?
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.