As soon as studio space is cleared and everything is back where I can find it, I want to start work on that new quilt. You can follow it’s progress in a more light hearted way here but of course I shall be posting the progress here as well – just not so often!
I’ve been recharging the batteries for a bit since March, probably having done too much, or too many things all at once. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should, especially if you’re on the wrong side of 60 and a bit poorly. I’m better now but it’s taken a few months to regain my energy.
But you can’t switch ideas off, and if your brain has a ping-moment, there’s nothing you can do to ignore it! As I seem to think in quilts naturally rather than any other medium, I’m looking forward to starting again on a new large piece which will be part of the Life Story series but moving on a bit.
I like a title. It’s often a starting point and if it isn’t, I’m not comfortable until I’ve found it. – this piece will probably have the title of The Last Vision, or simply, Vision. It’ll be portraits but not sure yet how the technicalities of the rest will be – I’m not sure if I want to make this a huge piecing thing, or if I’m brave enough to forget the technical side in favour of seams and loose threads. I actually want to enter this piece into a competition as well as exhibit it, so I guess that’s an important consideration.
I have an image library (2 images below) but unfortunately don’t have the artists names for these pieces which have both inspired me.