mixed media collage 6x6"
When I made the piece called "Greenhouse" (see May 29th post) I thought I was starting a series of pieces with house shapes in them. As I worked on this piece it started looking just like "Greenhouse"...similar colors, definitely the same pointed roof shape, and positioned in the same place on the page. So I really struggled to get what I have here. I do like this as an end product but feel ambivalent about the house series idea. I find this disconcerting since much of my early quilt work (we are talking 1980's here!) was based on architecture...doors, windows, arches etc.
I don't want to repeat what I have done in the past but I feel like it is territory that I am familiar with and can reinvent.
Now I am not so sure.
As I think about the problems / struggles I am having in the studio right now I feel I can attribute some of it to being away from the studio on a regular basis. I was out of town for a few days, and getting the garden in and the flower beds weeded has been time consuming. Perhaps I am just making excuses for myself. But I do find that starting and stopping work can be problematic.
I lose the thread and continuity of my intentions.
The flow of ideas and process becomes fractured.
Discontent and insecurity set in.
I think these thoughts are as much a part of the process as the actual making of work.