Inspiration comes and goes. When I am riding the crest of inspiration I feel empowered, energized and so, so grateful for the gift of an idea that emerges seemingly from nowhere. I have learned to hang on and see where an idea will take me. Most of the time I am pleasantly surprised by unanticipated bonus gifts I didn’t see coming. Not this time.
I have been working out in my head, on paper and even on sample quilt sandwiches possible ways to quilt Out of the Ashes. In between I do internet research checking out quilting motifs and even watching butterfly migration videos on YouTube. Eventually, I settled on a motif that seemed perfect. I doodled it, stitched it on a sample, took a breath began quilting the white side of Out of the Ashes.
If this were one of my first quilts, I would be thrilled beyond measure. It isn’t and I am not. My ideas to salvage the work haven’t panned out so far. Sigh! Maybe, I will be able to find a solution. Maybe I won’t. No matter making artwork is all about the process and the experimentation. It is not about the destination. I share this advice for you and also to remind myself.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.