Monday, April 06, 2009

Losing Track

Lent is nearly over. I hits some bumps over the last few days. I had a good recovery today, but ... sigh, I was frustrated. Of course, that means there were many "teachable moments." I could go on and on with metaphors about creating art and life and the journey of faith. But, I'll just let the art speak for itself for now.

Oh, and the photography is bad, too.
10 x 8" (#35)

We had a long busy somewhat disappointing weekend, so it felt good to start fresh today with this calm piece.

On Saturday, I was completely lost. I wasted away much of the day and tried to squeeze something out at the end of the day. It was a disaster.

I didn't really throw it away. I just set this photo up to make a point. I'm not sure if I'll go back and re-do it. There are times in life when it's better to just move on and acknowledge that an opportunity was missed or mistakes were made.

Actually, I didn't even finish Friday's piece. But I am pleased with the progress...
in progress...
14 x 8" (#33)

Back to Thursday... I don't love this piece either, but I certainly explored some different fabrics and color combos.
11 x 8.5 (#32)

This week will be better. I am also eager to embrace new ideas and possibilities after Easter.


Kristin L said...

Good for you to keep going even if it was frustrating. I say move on from the stuff you're not happy with (there's nothing wrong with letting it stay in the trash if you're not happy with it). I like the spring garden feel of the WIP. Makes me want to go plant something. :-)

Carmen Rose said...

It will be interesting to see how you rework the trashed one, I think it is so pretty as it is now. Hang in there. When it feels like Friday it's only time till Sunday's comin!

mathea said...

It's OK to let go of the pieces you aren't happy with. I'm looking forward to seeing #33 finished, though - love it!

Jane said...

You should be so pleased with yourself in accomplishing this major body of work thru LENT. I am stunned by the beauty and your ability to translate your lenten thoughts into these pieces.

Dawn said...

I love "Breath"! This was an amazing exercise. Thank you so much for sharing with us. It meant so much more when you explained your purpose and inspiration. You have inspired all of us who read your blog.