I am overthinking things.
And I think that's okay.
I got really frustrated last week with the stuff that I have been working on and sort of put everything on hold. I went back to my sketchbook and began plotting. I asked myself what I really want in my work and narrowed down the techniques that I want to focus on. What it came down to was this: I know how to do so much, which is a good thing, but sometimes I get hung up on how to work all of those things into one body of work. It can be very frustrating and leads to overthinking.
I decided that I really want to explore the following things:
I also started Googling images of things that incorporate all of these things.
There are some really great quilts:
And I discovered Korean pojagi, which are so amazing. They are very much like quilts, but the transparency is wonderful:
Plus, they sort of remind me of American crazy quilts:
So that is where I am at. I have a whole slew of ideas and I think that I am just going to start working through them before I really focus on a cohesive body of work. I think, if this all works as planned, I could create a really great installation using all of these things.
I am going on vacation to Savannah next week, so I'm not sure if there will be an update, but there will definitely be one when I get back.