27 Jan

Stepping Away

Paper Houndstooth


I’ve been plugging away at this security envelope apron for about two weeks now. It was awesome in my head, but as I’m progressing, it’s got so many mistakes in it and as I try to fix one it seems only to exacerbate another. It’s not as clean and flat as I’d like it either.

My biggest issue is that I know proficiency requires repetition and practice, yet I don’t really have the time for that. I wanted to create this for an exhibit in March and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. I’d feel differently if this was going well and I was proud of the work, but I’m not. The worst part is that it is┬átaking time away from other work that I know I can do, and do well, and that I need to do.

This morning was the decision point. I worked for a few hours and got more and more frustrated. So, I’m setting this aside and moving on to something else. I may or may not return to the weaving in time to participate in the exhibit. It’s disappointing, but I think realistic.

3 thoughts on “Stepping Away

  1. Ug. So frustrating. In the long run, I think you’ll be happy with the decision to move on. Eventually you’ll also be able to figure out what you learned from the time spent on the weaving. I like it — I’m sure the concept will return eventually.

  2. Turning off that critical inner voice is hard! Like what you’ve done so far. Am sure inspiration will happen for you when you least expect it.

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