Do you ever feel like you're better at thinking about art than doing art? While it hasn't stopped me from working my way through a list of techniques I want to try this summer, that nagging feeling is definitely taking its toll. Yesterday I spent a couple hours in the morning working with my mentor (painting on silk!) and then a couple hours in the afternoon cleaning my studio -- thinking a clean slate would help. And maybe it will.
Meanwhile, I'm going to just keep putting one foot in front of the other with my textile experiments. Here's one I worked on last week -- and so far the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. I enjoyed finding quotations to use and writing them out, I loved seeing how they looked printed on fabric, and I don't mind the tedious cutting and piecing. But when I got it all together, it wasn't so exciting.