Sunday, January 15, 2006

January Journal Quilt Again and Chapter 8

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.

8 comments:

sophie said...

It seems whatever kind of "form" you envision filling, it works. Your January piece is looking great.

Rian said...

Your January journal is really coming along. Love seeing the progress.

Debra Spincic said...

Nice to see your work---you have great potential. I love having you in my webrings!

Gemia said...

I really like your January piece, it is coming together really well.

Samantha said...

Love the colors in that piece!

cathy said...

looking good!

The Calico Cat said...

I like the quilt base....

The Calico Cat said...

OOO, I just "got" the pov (point of view" that you are after....) My ocean quilt has the sand on the bottom, water in the middle, and sky at the top....