Friday, November 16, 2007

Journal Quilt #46

fabric journal art quilt
The central image of this week's quilt was an embroidery I had done sometime last year in an online class with Susan Sorrell. It was one of those UFO's that has been lying around for too long...and actually I have come across it a couple of times since I made it, but evidently never had a use for it until now.

I've been a bit bummed lately. Not because of a lack of creative motivation, but because I've had other commitments that have taken me away from doing things I'd like to do. I'd like to be making some art just for me, for my own personal gratification. Things I want to make, not things I have to make. But for the time being I can only grab little bits of time here and there to do what I want to do. Ho hum!

And then the other problem I'm having is that when I draw in my sketchbook I always seem to gravitate to sketching things that I know and love to draw. But if I were to take these sketches further, then I feel like I'd be accused of mimicking the work of some other artists. Have you ever felt this way? I don't want to be a copy cat, but the drawings I do are what I like. I've been trying to figure out a way to make them different or 'my own'. But haven't had any luck yet.