Work in progress

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I don't like being last minute when working on pieces. I don't mind working under pressure with lots of other things, but in regards to crafting, I hate sitting there with time running out, trying to make things look right. For me it is so stressful and it simply takes the fun out a process, that I otherwise enjoy tremendously. I want to have time to change things if it doesn't work or to follow a new path if an idea pops up. At the end of the day, I probably work very intuitively and need to allow ample time just to look at the pieces, on my design board. When making a larger piece I quite often take photos during the making process. In my workroom, I cannot get far enough away, to look at it, from a descent distance. If overall design doesn't work it will usually scream at you, and it is by far easier and nicer to realize it before it is too late, and a lot of time has been wasted on a weak piece.
Lately I have been working on a quilt for the upcoming 'Out Of The Fold' exhibition in October. We decided as a group to all make a long, narrow piece, a 3d item and a piece based on a 'metal challenge' pack that was handed to us all. The piece in the photos is my half finished, long, narrow piece. I was working on it on the floor and with in a spilt second our old pus decided that I needed help to hold down the corner.(Sorry, to the non cat lovers out there :-)