Watercolor paintings and techniques by Alice Jo Webb
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.