Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Nuno Felting with Vintage Lace
I seem to be indecisive these days in my artistic direction. This is unlike me. For many years I was pretty steady at pursuing a goal, choosing my path, knowing what I wanted to create and staying on that path. Now I feel I'm doing a bit of this and a bit of that and not finishing projects before I'm off to something else. Buying supplies for projects before I've used previous bought items. So unlike me, I'm confused. I loved creating the faux scripted "poetic" scarves and ribbons and will continue with other ideas using this technique, but I'm also experimenting with nuno felting using vintage lace curtain panels and other bits of lace and am liking the outcome. I took photos of the scarf. Do you like the frayed edges of the aged curtain panel I have left exposed?
I feel torn between things to do, too many ideas, wanting to do too much... and I want (need) to create some new classes to apply to teach and that takes a lot of time. If it's rushed then the items don't turn out so well and I never feel confident creating a class around an inferior item.
Tomorrow I would like to walk into my studio and be able to pick up something I have already started and finish it, not get distracted with creating something else to start because I have a new pattern I bought, or the pile of laces I have stacked up and are so inviting, the painted cigar box that I know houses the experimental silk flower ornaments to adorn garments with, well you get the idea. If I can't concentrate on a goal then by the end of the day I don't really accomplish anything except generating more ideas, I need end results and not more ideas.
Am I an overachiever? Should I be satisfied with what I do accomplish? Do any of you ever feel like you're in this position? It's not that I feel stuck with the creativity, just not following through and that is puzzling to me.