Tuesday, June 24, 2008

OVERWHELMED BY POSSIBILITIES

Dorothy and Meg have both suggested I treat the second art piece as a sample.  And that is precisely what I have done.  This morning I sat down and typed up all the ideas prompted by this sample and added to those the ideas I already had.

19+ POSSIBLE IDEAS

Doing that very quickly yielded nineteen possibilities.  But that number is not really accurate.  Some of the numbered ideas have sub-categories/possibilities.  I felt just a bit overwhelmed!

PRACTICING, EXPLORING, SAMPLING

I thought about what I had written earlier on being a practicing artist.  And I thought also about the concept of artist as explorer.  Thinking in these terms releases the burden of feeling that the piece I weave must be perfect.  Each piece is a sample leading to another sample.  Each piece is a practice piece for the next piece.  Each piece is an exploration which is never finished.

THE PIECE BEGINS

I have put in the first shots and have started the hemstitching.

art piece 3, initial hemstitching

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© 2008

3 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

19? Very quickly? Then this piece has become one of your most valuable resources for the time being, Peg. Congratulations. And if you think of combining two ideas from that piece, that there is 19*18 and so on and so on..... I feel thrilled on your behalf!!!

bspinner said...

Your are so right. One experience is the format for the next and so on in our weaving, art and life. Thanks for sharing.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you Meg. the problem becomes, then, which to choose and precisely how to implement.
And bspinner, you are welcome.