Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Procrastination + Inspiration = Progress
I have a show coming up in September. One problem.....I don't have many quilts to show. I'm not sure why I've been procrastinating, but something has been keeping me from my studio. Once I get going, I'll be going full speed ahead, but it's been a slow process. Have I been gathering ideas, fearing failure of an acceptable show, or is my muse just taking a long hiatus? I haven't been forcing it, other than jotting down ideas and quick sketches when they pop into my head..........usually in the middle of the night.
I finally spent some time in my studio today.....not much, but at least it's a start. It felt good to be back in my space. I pulled out some things that I had started awhile ago, put them on my design wall, and we'll see where I go with them. The above photo is one I took in Arches National Park this past winter. When I started going through my fabrics, I saw this piece that I dyed last year, and I thought they somewhat resembled each other. This may have some possibilties........
After working on this piece for a while, I decided it was time to get my camera and take the dog for a walk up the hill. The lupines are in full bloom , so thought I would get some pictures to inspire me. There's nothing like getting outside to get inspired!
So, I feel like I'm finally getting back into the creative mode. I'm just hoping I can stay on track now. How do you motivate yourself to get moving when you're in a "rut"?