It is a quiet Sunday around here. Husband is doing the crossword puzzle, daughter number 2 is in her room, and I’ve managed to accomplish a few things.
I have completed my application to participate in the Cambridge Open Studios, April, 2014. I’ve submitted a couple of pieces:
I like these, and I like the choices of frames and mats as well. I love the feeling of satisfaction (and drop in a few bars of the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpZ3dVpE_pY) when I complete a project and it looks good. There are so many I work on that do not meet my expectations and I toss the aside, like there:
I actually spent the best part of this week making four of these, but these were the only two that were close enough to being what I wanted that I dare to post them here. The bottom one might look better framed, so I might chance it. Believe me, you don’t want to see what I started with!
And I have made some progress on piecing my Busy Bees quilt top, but I did take a detour from piecing to try to work on an art project ( the Falling Leaves). This week I will get back to piecing.
And so as frustrating as it is when I try something and fail, it makes the good ones so much more special. I had never thought about all the mistakes and failures an artist must have made before his/her works are shown in a museum or gallery…..but now I know that it must be true. For every painting that succeeds, how many end up on the studio floor? That is something I must keep in mind. I tend to be a rather harsh self-critic!
Happy piecing this week!