Have I given up on fabric and mixed media quilting? Heck no! Other than the collaborative piece (see a few posts down) I have not done much or really enough to say I'm doing anything at all. I started making a piece I had done a study of and wanted to enlarge and designed it with fussy cut diamonds on the bottom....when I say they are a PAIN IN MY ASS! to sew, I can't get closer to the truth! I have about nine put together of a nearly 30 something total. I've consulted other folks, YouTube, books...it just isn't clicking how to sew them right the first time without getting them uneven...I'm sewing on the bias too! Good lord! The thought of changing the design has entered my mind, but I can't just now as I still feel it is the right design for the overall quilt. Soooo, I've done nothing. Nothing.
I was drawing faces...and I just stopped going downstairs to do it. My 500 coloured pencils where coming off the wall so I took them all down and not sure where to "organize" them so they are all just thrown in box until I can figure something out. I didn't want to permanently attach the pencil holders in place so I used double sided tape...they held up for a long while before they began to drop off the wall. It always happened overnight...so I'd go downstairs the next day and have to find and pick up at least 25 pencils off the floor. Then my drawer on my drawing desk broke completely off the desk...then looking at the drawer I was getting ideas of how it could be used in an assemblage...that overwhelmed me and I have not been back to the basement since...about 2 weeks ago at least. And I've already mentioned it was cold even with running space heaters...and the lighting is poor...I have 4 Ott lights, 1 overhead shop light, and 3 spot lights...and the iron doesn't even have to be on to trip the breakers. I have been thinking I'll do some mono-printing on cloth, but it will be outside. I wish I could chalk it up to remnant effect of winter leaving me cranky and irritable, and maybe that is some part of my avoidance...who knows....
I always have at least 2 projects going on the hooks. I'm on a mission. No, really...I am on a mission and each piece is an intended gift for someone. I have a list, a fairly long list that I want to tackle so I can go on to make pieces for myself. I wake up to crochet and before I know it the day has filled itself with hooks and yarns. If I can't sleep in the middle of the night, I crochet. I mentally project if I'm going to begin to create my own patterns; sometimes I ask the question of how can crochet and quilting be married; I'm considering getting customized labels for my finished projects; I wonder if I should make enough items to set up booths at local craft shows; and then I tell myself, "lets keep this purely a hobby". If you're on Ravelry, I'm Karoda2, look me up!
My next several posts will probably involve continued exploration of why I'm avoiding my studio. Feel free to share your own issues with studio avoidance and how you resolved it.