Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not Wordless Wednesday



So I missed wordless Wednesday yesterday. I have been having some computer issues this week. I am not sure if I have the problem fixed or the computer gods are playing a cruel trick on me. After many hours of trying to figure the problem out I started uninstalling some new programs. I'm not sure if that fixed the problem or not but my computer is running at the moment and since I don't want to jinx myself I will move on to another subject.

The picture above is what the corner of my kitchen table looks like at the moment. I am working with fabric as you can see. Many moons before I started playing with paper and mixed media I did fabric crafts. I've made quilts and cute little sachets and cute little fabric ornaments. I made whatever I felt like in other words. I have always collected fabric and sewing things.  I have boxes and boxes of lace trims, seam bindings, thread, and sewing notions. Most of the time I can't find half of it because it is put away.

So I am working on a mini art quilt for my Paper Imagery Designs monthly DT challenge. Which is late because the first piece I made I fell in love with and thought it would be perfect for CPS's 2010 Calender call for art. ( Scroll to the bottom of the page for the info)  Melissa , owner of Paper Imagery Designs  was kind enough to give me another week to make something else.

Like most of the art I create one piece never gets finished in one sitting. And I am constanly wondering about something as I start and stop working on my piece. Sometimes I have to stop because I NEED to go to bed. Most of the time I have to stop working because I have to take care of my family or clean SOMETHING. I'm sure you know what I mean. I do not sell my art. So for me it is a hobby and has to be put on the back burner when there are family things to be taken care of. Yes I wish I could lock myself in a studio and work none stop but I can't. For one thing I have no studio : (

For those artists that actually make a living at what they love that is possible but for me it is not. So this leads me to what I have been thinking about a lot lately.

I often wonder how different a piece of my art might have turned out had I had the opportunity to work on it non stop from start to finish. I know as I am working on a piece I have an idea then I have to stop working and I forget what I was planning on doing. Maybe it is my age lol. I am not sure but you know how you get an idea and then something calls your attention away from what your doing and poof the idea is gone.

Now I am sure I could lay out my idea with all my materials and snap a digi pic but you know what that is never going to happen. I don't have the time for all that. So I forgot the idea I had. Maybe it wasn't a very good idea to begin with. Maybe it was an awesome idea who knows. Maybe I am going to come up with an even better idea and this is my muse's way of working an idea around in my head. I don't know for sure but I thought I would share one of the reoccuring thoughts I have about how I create my art.

Thanks for stopping by!
Arlene

1 comments:

Laura said...

Arlene!
You're rockin girl. I love all the projects you have shown. You've come a long way baby! Your blog and your work is spectacular! I'm so impressed and jealous! Keep it up girl, you're inspiring me!

 
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