Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I need to go back to those words for the year- focus, find, fine tune, finish... What exactly do I want to do?
Well, I want to make things using fabric. I want to journal. I want to make art.
I like to support The Needle and Thread Network. It motivates me to have something related to my first luv, fabric, on my worktable for Wednesdays. I hadn't really planned to do a wall hanging a month but again, the focus and the making of something for my home quite fits in with my overall goals. This month is a challenge time wise and I'll be happy just to get a top done. Twelve focused projects just resonates with me! I do better with a theme. I am a tad exuberant so I try to not to stick my hand up for every quilt a long. I have a few smaller commitments but I need to be focusing on fine tuning my skills not fiddling with those fun projects. :O I think the fabric part is good, I just need to rein myself in a wee bit!
I do like the Document Your Life Project (DYLP). I need to fine tune my method. As I try to deal with all my stuff (clutter) that overwhelms this designated workspace area I could combine my out of control lists, and bright ideas into this journal. I swear, one extra big creative spark and everything will go poof!
I signed up for Sketchbook Skool, a six week course, knowing this would be a crazy month. So I am way behind on the practical although I have read all the theory which, the truth be known, is my problem. Just do it, don't study it! sheesh But I have made journals, used journals, and worked in journals. This isn't too bad and again I can pull in the parameters a bit and get the daily practice more consistent.
Which leads me to art and the whole mixed media realm! It fascinates me and I so badly want to create stuff. It is also the area that I need to get a grip on. I am a technique junkie. I never saw an art supply I didn't need to replenish or investigate! My clothes budget has been hijacked!!! I keep telling myself to take the free tutorials! vbsigh I am committed to a project this month involving Lutradur and the ...and then we set it on fire blog... . It has been a bit time consuming but I am liking it and I'm thinking I may need a designated 'art' day for the blog so I can stay focused and actually produce something. The memory box will take several more weeks and then I should think of another series.
My finishes for the week are quite motivating as well. awk! Just finish something!!!!
So I need to do some readjusting, some reorganizing, some redeeming (time), some readjusting, some re... Well, you get the idea. I could do mixed media Mondays, fabric mid week and finish up with journal projects. That leaves two days to procrastinate. Another REally big problem!
Okay, time to RE turn to regular scheduled programming! ;^)