Here is the background for my journal piece. I just laid it on top of the scanner and scanned. It looks a little different in real life, but not much. The colors are a little light in real life. Next I will add the trees. I am not sure how that will go. I will probably do it while watching tv. I am happy that I am on-track to finish it by my reveal date, next Saturday.
The funny thing about this week is that Chapter 8 of The Artist's Way is about time and I took it to heart. I think the central message was , "Stop fretting, stop planning, start doing." So that is what I did with this piece. I just went downstairs and started cutting and sewing. And I am very pleased with the results.
I love the idea of "Fill in the Form." Now, being an engineer, I first thought about it in terms of concrete. In order to build a structure, you have to start by building the foundation. Many buildings have a concrete foundation built by filling in molds called forms. Then I realized that Ms. Cameron wouldn't be thinking that way, but the analogy still worked. I like the idea of taking life one step at a time. Of course, I am not that type of person. In high school, I had my entire life planned out. Guess what? It didn't work out. I fell in love and had kids, neither of which were in my plan. I am not unhappy that I did either, though. This week I worked on just taking the next step. It will be a hard lesson to learn, but a very good one.