Since the end of July I've been on a creative high but yesterday in The Basement Workshop it just wasn't happening. I forced myself to finish quilting a "practice" piece that bottomed out when I attempted to add another layer of painting after I finished quilting it. It is somewhat of an abstracted landscape. I brought it home with me to continue pondering to see if it can be saved...even though it is a practice piece for free-motion quilting, it still was discouraging to have ucked it up in the last stages. I could hear the flushing of my time going right down the commode. Of course logically I know that even the failures are investments toward skill, but emotionally I heard that long whooshing sound when all felt in vain. Here is a sectional view of where it went all wrong-
Actually, I know it can be redeemed, it's just going to push me harder to wrap my head around colour control and painting technique.
Weather wise we are catching a big break this week. Cooler temperatures and low humidity. I'm staying home today but will enjoy the weather from the balcony. Will try to finish the bio on the artist Beauford Delaney. Peace,