Often when I commit to a project that I do not want to do, I become stuck. This is the downside of working at your craft/skill that I do not enjoy. Creativity, for me, the work flows so much smoother, almost effortlessly, when the art comes from within. As a creative individual, ideas are always there, just beneath the surface, compelled to burst out through the lead of the pencil. However, when forced, such as a commissioned piece, it is a continuous struggle and not the ideal way to execute a drawing. Luckily, I have another project that I can bounce back and forth to. More, my cup of tea, or should I say coffee?
The bugs for instance, created one July in a hotel since we lost our electric & air conditioning, were pure fun to draw. The Woodsy Journal quilt was created and quilted by Joan Ford. www.humminbird-highway.com Project instructions can be found on the Home Arts projects page of – www.tidingsofgreatjoy.com
The summer spent creating my Woodsy Wanderer group I remember walking, just a little closer to the Creator of all the little woodsy creatures. That helps too!