I've pretty much taken the last month off from doing 'art'. I've made the bed quilt top and two charity quilts for my guild. And of course Christmas was in there. And yesterday I celebrated (?) my 60th birthday. So now it's time to stop drifting and get back to work.
Except I seem to be a little low on inspiration. I spent time cleaning up my studio yesterday, and it's not just a way to avoid working. I have to put away all the fabric that I was using in order to clear the work space and also clear my mind. And while doing that I pulled pieces that appealed to me at the moment and stuck them up on the design wall. Unfortunately, they not only don't seem to be talking to me, they aren't talking to each other. At this point, I have to force myself to stay in the room and try to work something out.
Start small, cut pieces apart, stick them up, move them around, take them down, work on the composition, think about throwing some paint. Right now what seems to be rising to the top are fabrics that have circle patterns on them and I may just go with that. But first I need to add a little more pizazz to some of the fabrics so I'm getting out the paint.
So no more procrastinating. Back to the studio.