Un-multi-tasking

Wednesday -two days to presentation

Late Tuesday night I started a new composition- I was unhappy with the circles- and it was very tiring to piece, so I thought I would look at a new composition. This flitting around from composition to composition had me quite unnerved. I was able to talk with Nancy for about 20 minutes, and the bottomline is that I need to push and not give in to what other people are doing. That is pretty easy if you are working alone but much more challenging when surrounded by women working on quilts that are about 6' x 8'- big big quilts.
I started a new piece that is part of my anxiety series- and in view of the last few days it felt appropriate.
Auditioning colors to
get a transition.
Late Tuesday night I started a new composition- I was unhappy with the circles- and it was very tiring to piece, so I thought I would look at a new composition. This flitting around from composition to composition had me quite unnerved. I was able to talk with Nancy for about 20 minutes, and the bottomline is that I need to push and not give in to what other people are doing. That is pretty easy if you are working alone but much more challenging when surrounded by women working on quilts that are about 6' x 8'- big big quilts.
I started a new piece that is part of my anxiety series- and in view of the last few days it felt appropriate.

The progress on something like this is very slow. Today I figured I was able to produce 10 inches and set in 3 shapes. I also realized that I had to work on both at the same time to keep my sanity.


Today I added 3 circles.
We had a lot of interesting discussions today. There were several presentations on derivation that took the entire morning, and it was well worth the time spent. Many of us think about influence and derivation a lot- One of the artists, Petra supplied us with all the meanings of derivation- both positive and negative. It was fascinating. The master class has had a number of very good discussions and presentations by outside artists and curators. Perhaps the highlight of the day was that Nancy brought out three of her pieces. They blew everyone away- and looking at them and then looking at our own work, we all understood how far we have to go to even walk in her shadow.