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.