The studio was a big mess last week. Arg. It makes me tense just to see a picture of it.
I can't even really tell you how many "projects" are scattered about here. Stuffed animals who need stitches make their way to the studio quite regularly. Sometimes they get stuck here for a long time.
I cleaned off the table last week, but before I put away all the pre-fused fabrics that I used for Construction: Concrete and Stone, I thought I'd make some small pieces inspired by the same designs, shapes and colors.
I made four pieces that are 4x6" and two small ACTS. I found it difficult to incorporate the straight lines and window-like shapes and the stones all in one piece in such a small format. Some are more successful than others. It was a relaxed, productive, creative exercise. Sometimes it is so nice to just do the work for the sake of doing it, rather than to complete something of significance. Of course, ideally, these two processes are not mutually excusive. Joanne wrote about this concept yesterday. When she goes out for a walk, she expects nothing more than just the experience. Can creating be the same? Sometimes, I think.