It always takes me a few weeks to get rolling again after an exhibit or a class. Nothing seems good enough, I do not seem to have inspiration, and I find myself doing busy work. Just about this time is when the plethora of little scraps in my fabric basket seems to drive me insane, and I decide that I have to make something out of them. After all, great dyed fabric does not grow on trees.
But, I did not spend my time really thinking about the next piece.
In those quiet spaces between pieces, when I do everything to avoid starting, fear takes hold. Will I ever come up with a new idea? Were the pieces I finished really flukes? What if I never start a new piece? Will I disappear from the quilting world? Will all of the accolades turn to whispers of disapproval? Am I really a fake? As you can see- craziness takes hold.
Finally, last weekend, I started a new piece. Its origin deserves its own blogpost and I promise to get to it over Thanksgiving. I have promised myself to avoid Black Friday and instead focus my energies on my new piece, and not go to any bad places!
Meanwhile, my best wishes for a happy holiday season for you and yours! I know I have many many many things to be grateful for. J