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.

7 comments:

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!

xo

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!