Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time for Plan B
This was not a week when painting was going to happen. Between listening to yet another week of horrifying news and going through some struggles with my son, I was left without much creative energy. I need to have full presence before I can tackle painting. And a good dose of self-confidence to get me through all the painting days when nothing seems to come together and I start wondering if it ever will. I had neither this week. Thankfully I had my plan B. Fabric scraps! They seem to always do the job.
A few years ago I made a ton of fabric prayer flags in all sorts of colors. I made a bright, cheery one for my niece, and she now asked me to make her a new one in all black and white for her dorm. She's a senior this year, but already decorating her dorm room. The chances of her still wanting black and white a year from now are slim, but I was happy for the project.
I was a little concerned that 1. black and white would be boring and 2. I wouldn't have enough interesting black and white scraps to make it work. HA! How could I have doubted my scrap pile or my love of black and white. It's a very different look from the colorful ones I made before, but I love the emphasis on texture and pattern in this one.
You can see some of the colorful ones here and here.