Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Finding home -- Plan F, or maybe it's G...
Faithful readers know that I have been struggling with something to make for our gallery theme show called "finding home." I made a little stitched house, but that seemed too cutesy. Then I made some stitched pyramids but the first one seemed to be not stitched enough, and when I made two more I failed to allow for distortion of the fabric under the stitches, with the end result that the pyramids were falling over on their faces.
hand-stitched pieces that I mounted that way, and they were all bought within days of going up on the wall in the gallery. Maybe I could achieve a similar effect with machine stitching. My plan was to make three pieces -- all with pink houses, but with different sky colors. Maybe I would call them morning, noon and night.
I was getting discouraged. The art has to be on the wall two weeks from today and while I could easily produce three of them in time for the show to begin, I didn't feel great about it. Usually I am not bothered by negative critical comments from others, perhaps because I don't often show work in process to others. But for some reason this show has me jinxed, and I have lost my self-confidence.
Do not give me any suggestions, please; my problem now is too many ideas and too little focus. In the next posts I'll tell you what I've decided (I think) to do for the show.