When one has art work to finish, yet viewing a studio filled with stuff
to be given away and still wanting to be creative,
while not wasting precious time....... what word would you give this mental detour?
Instead of being a procrastinator, Barbara Lee Smith coined the word 'determinator'.
So for the last couple of days I have been just that, a determinator.
Notecards are my favorite method of saving these frustrating days
when one wants to be creative.
Two above are part of my reusing 'things' I don't want to throw away.
This had been a maquette for a large art work.
The two cards above and these two below are cut from that
maquette and reworked with thread.
Before throwing away magazines I tear out pages that appeal to me,
usually for their color. These become the 'frames' for the center of interest
in notecards and collages.
This small piece placed on a stormy cloud page is from another maquette.
Small scraps from an actual piece (Dominie Nash fabric)
plus window screening and a torn magazine page
make up the composition for this notecard.
Another maquette I was able to resurrect into useful cards.
By taking off the large twisted blue fabric
this maquette became five more cards.
It was like creating a puzzle to use every scrap of that maquette.
Of the five cards this was the most difficult, yet my favorite,
probably due to all the red.
In a crowded studio, small bits and pieces are often lost.
Finding this tiny piece of painted orange canvas was exactly
what I needed to set off a bit of embroidery.
The rug was from another magazine page.
Thinking ahead to Christmas I found some glitter and
thread samples, a small embroidered pine tree and
more colorful magazine pages for these last two cards.
It is time to get back into the right mind-set
and work on that large piece waiting in the studio.