Before I left school for winter break, I finally finished the quilt that I have been working on. I think it turned out wonderfully and the person who asked me to make it, loved it.
Sorry the pictures are so terrible, but it is hard to photograph something so large flat and I had no place to hang it.
I am so proud of myself.
Now on to other things.
It's a new year, and I know that I say this every year, but I have big plans. I want to get back into making work and I am tired of making excuses for why I don't. One of my goals for this year (I'm not going to call it a resolution because I don't make those) is to work for an hour a day on anything at all: another quilt, a show piece, whatever. Just to get back into the swing of making things. Ideally I would like to do one piece a month, so I can start exhibiting again by March or April.
My other goals for the year are to read at least 30 minutes a day and to not take crap from anyone anymore. That may sound a little negative, but I realized after talking to my hair dresser the other week that at a certain point you just have to stand up for yourself. Be gracious, but make sure that you let them know how its going to be so you can live your life the way you want.
I thought it was good advice.
In other news, my plan was to get to work on my in progress piece "Fly Away Home" over the break. But, I have shelved that project for now. At least temporarily. I keep changing my mind on what I want to do with it, and even though I still like the idea, I'm too indecisive and I think I need to move on to something I am more decisive about.
I am planning on doing another self portrait, but I think that I am going to focus on very detailed embroidery. More information will come next post.