Do you work on several art projects concurrently, or do you prefer to finish one and then start another? I find my own approach to this has varied over the years. When I first started making art quilts I had an embarrassing number of UFOs (unfinished objects). I was so captivated by each new idea I came up with or technique I read about. I just couldn’t resist experimenting or giving it a try immediately. The downside, beyond the ever increasing number of UFOs, is that when I would return to one, I would either have lost interest or be clueless about how to proceed.
Now, I am still captivated by ideas and new techniques. The difference is that I have the patience to stay focused on the current artwork until it is done. My UFO stash is less than a handful. There is a downside to working this way, too. When I finish an artwork, as I did this week with Hydrangea, I am left scrambling as to what to work on next.
Art Quilt Challenge to the rescue! I realized I was no longer getting Facebook notifications. Actually, I was enjoying not having my inbox cluttered with Facebook emails telling me this person had updated her profile picture, or there was a new post on that discussion board. However, since I never voluntarily go to my Facebook account, I missed the fact that there was a new challenge on Art Quilt Challenge. Clueless about what to work on next, I looked up the challenge. It gave me the impetus I needed to launch into my current project. The working title is Take Me Away, derived from the old Calgon commercial. The challenge is to create a piece based on water. My piece features a bubble bath.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.