Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stuck in a Rut?

I'm stuck home today prepping for a colonoscopy, which is a good thing because I have lots of time to think about my latest series and where I'm going with it.  My friend Paula Chung (this months Quilting Arts cover girl) and I are working on a series together involving images from MRI's, xrays and CT scans. Paula's images are more reality based, mine are abstract. The first piece I made is my favorite, and I can't show it to you yet because it may be in an invitational show.  Below is the second piece.

I've noticed a change in my thought patterns as I work through the pieces and I'm not certain why.  I felt like I was getting my groove on with the second and third pieces (below), but now, working on the fifth and sixth pieces I'm feeling a little like I'm stuck in a rut.  I'm trying to recapture the enthusiasm of the first piece, and while I'm still excited about the series, I am feeling a bit repetitive, sort of same old, same old.

So today I'm laying them all out to try to see what my mind is saying I'm missing.  I have felt very pushed artistically by this series and I don't want to let that go. Maybe while I'm under that twilight sleep tomorrow it will come to me.

In the mean time, here's another gratuitous Riley photo.


Gerrie said...

Thanks for the photo of Riley - what a cutie!

I like the pieces you have shown. How large are they.

Enjoy your drug induced sleep tomorrow!

Terry said...

Love the sweet Riley photo and I love your new work! I had a colonoscopy a couple months ago and the "nap" was so pleasant I really didn't want to wake up!

Fran├žoise said...

Riley is very cute!
Love the colors and texture on the second piece you're showing.

Judy said...

How cute!!! MMMMMMMM! ;-)

Love those pieces you are doing. Hope your twilight sleep proves inspirational!


JB said...

Grandkids are the best!!

I especially like the colors, texture and line development in your bluegreen piece.

Karoda said...

Seeing grandchildren of the bloggers I've been following for years is a reminder of how quickly time passes. Riley is a sweetpie!

Keep on keepin' on...the series is going to be strong if these are your starts :)

Linda Miller Designs said...

I like the direction of your new work, wonderful color and shapes. And the photo of Riley!