Working…

3 04 2009

I finally made up my mind to WORK yesterday, but of course the phone has to ring.  When I am mentally geared to get something done creatively, I simply cannot give my focus away by answering the phone.  I am not wired for that.  And with struggling to get back on a schedule and really wanting to get some work done…I can’t handle interruptions.   Does anyone else feel like this?  I have less than a month before the art fair, and I know how fast that month will go.  Of course… I will have to leave and go to the Paducah quilt show this month too…it’s only for two days…

Anyway, yesterday was a day to explore some new ideas and techniques for me.  Sometimes when I explore I am pleasantly surprised and pleased with the results.  Some days I am not, and then I feel like I have “lost time” because I really want to get something accomplished, but I have no results in order to guage that by.  Does anyone else feel this way?

There were two pieces that had been bugging me…they were mounted on plexiglass, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that they were “unfinished”.  They actually needed a “framing” look.  So I did play around with some ideas and came up with this.  I think they look better.  I guess at least I got that “done”.

Fragments of a Life #3

Fragments of a Life #3

Sometimes after not working creatively in my “studio”  for awhile, it can take me some time to get back into the flow.  March was very busy what with traveling, teaching and vending, so there wasn’t much creative time.  But I am ready to get back into it!  I think I did manage to get another piece in a series started.  I did some screening on a piece of rust dyed fabric…no picture as I need to save that back while I do more work on it.

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3 responses

3 04 2009
Gerrie

I can’t figure out what you did. Is there fabric under the plexiglas now. I so agree about the interruptions and the getting back into the studio. It is the story of my life right now.

6 04 2009
Robin Koehler

I completely agree that we all need to block out some of the daily interruptions that are so prevalent when you work at home.

As far as the piece…did you put fabric or print on the back of the plexiglass. It is a cool effect.
Robin

6 04 2009
kathy

That is a high resolution photograph printed on paper…then gel mediumed to the back of the plexiglas.
Check out the message on my voice mail…it says I am working very hard on a class and won’t be answering the phone today…my husband says it’s time to change it. I think I’ll leave it!

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