Where is 2019 going? It is April 2, and I am looking at my list of goals and looking for evidence of progress. I am not finding it. Sadly, I have missed all of my planned entry deadlines, but I still intend on finishing the collages that I started or planned… someday.
I have written about this before, but I will keep bringing it up, being creative is not easy. I struggle to balance creative time with everything else in my life, and the creative time itself does not always go well. Most of the fabric collages that I make go through an incredibly ugly stage that I have to fight through to keep working on them, and eventually, they usually work out in the end. When I reach that halfway point, it is a huge challenge for me to keep going, and I often have to put the piece aside for a while. This leads to missed goals and deadlines, but I am not letting it discourage me from learning more and trying to continue in my creative journey.
While I am grumbling about my lack of progress this year, I must address my plan to create an 8 x 10″ art quilt each week for the year. No, that project is not going as planned. I have managed to finish this little riot of texture:
I am going to revamp this project slightly. In hopes of helping myself with this goal, I am going to attempt to give myself more direction and go back to the projects that I have flagged in my collection of Quilting Arts magazine, and use those as a means to create the 8 x 10s and reach two goals at once – the regular production of small pieces and trying all those techniques that piqued my creative mind. I’m off to figure out the first project. I think I will start with the earliest issue.