So, I started this project. I didn’t think it out a lot beforehand; it was almost like it started on its own. And, although I generally appreciate it when I see different fabrics and patterns and colors together, after some progress I didn’t like it too much. I didn’t/don’t hate it. It just seems lacking somehow.
The fabric collage technique used is slightly different than I’ve used before (example below). Also, I was planning on doing the stitching by free motion machine embroidery maybe with some quilting. but I (randomly?) came upon some “slow stitching” in my Pinterest feed and that has sent me in a different direction.
Still, I don’t love it. I’m considering this as an “in the meantime”* sort of work – where I’m feeling things out and learning things for later use. (Has anyone read “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert? I think it was in that book where she wrote about visiting her friend who was making “bad art” to get it out of the way.)
The thing is, I’ve had an idea for another similar fabric collage work floating in my head on and off for a very long time. I haven’t done it because it seems, idk, too basic? Not good? Meh? But it won’t go away, so maybe it’s time (almost) to just get on with it. And maybe I needed to do this work first.
I hope this makes some sense and answers the question in my title.
Best wishes for an excellent creative day to you all. Thanks for stopping by!
*Phrase borrowed from the title of the Iyanla Vanzant book, although I’m probably using it in a different context.