Wednesday, June 24, 2015

And I Wait...

Sometimes I don't feel like painting.  Not very often, mind you, but sometimes.  Today I had the whole day to myself.  I guess the cacti painting I have on my table isn't fully cooked in my mind because I sat down twice to start dropping in paint and walked away.  I guess when it's ready, it'll flow.  In the meantime, my loom has been patiently waiting for me to come meditate there for a bit.

Wonky and amateur but fun anyway
I spent the morning weaving.  Except for the part where I started a pattern and had to take it out multiple times it was a lovely way to work today.  The piece is beginning to pull in at the edges slightly, but I am going to keep on going.  If I wait till I make something perfect before I complete it, I'll never finish a thing on that loom.  So.. imperfect it will be.

The patterned bits just before I pulled them out.  Again.  Sigh...  
Hopefully, while I was weaving today the painting had a chance to work itself out so I can be ready to start soon.  It's funny how that happens.  When I leave an idea alone long enough it will usually resolve itself sooner or later.  When I push it and try to force it along I make a mess.  Thank goodness I am learning that lesson finally; it took enough years.  In the meantime, I am happy to have something else to work on so I don't get impatient.

Thanks for stopping by!  Alice

4 comments:

Anna Lisa Leal said...

Looking forward to seeing the progression on the weaving now too +Alice Jo Webb!

Alice Jo Webb said...

If I can move past these darn squares I'm trying to add I'll be thrilled!

RH Carpenter said...

The weaving looks good to me - and you have to be a beginner before you get the experience to do something really complex, but this really looks pretty. Sorry you had to take out so much and start over. Will be looking forward to it when it's done. And the painting will wait for you - some paintings are very very patient! ha ha

Juliana Wallace said...

I keep reminding myself that the notion of leaving something alone long enough to let it work itself out applies to life in general much of the time. When I try and force things before their time, the results usually aren't so pretty.