Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A New Approach
I'm trying a different tactic with my art. I always have multiple things I want to do, and have tried having a journal or sketchbook where I keep all my ideas. This helps for some of the overflow, but often I have two main things I am torn between doing.
Right now, one of the things I want to do is to work with fabrics, dyes, paints, layering, printing and stitching.
The other thing I want to do is to create mixed media assemblages with fantasy beings and various collected stuff.
My dear hubby has suggested many times that I pick one thing and do it for a month.
I've tried. And tried. Every time I start one thing, I long for the other. Worse, I don't start either one because I can't decide which one to start with. I'm at a stalemate.
So here's my plan! Take it day by day. Work on mixed media for a day. Work on textiles for a day. Mixed media. Textiles.
Then I don't have to decide! No trying to pick the 'right' one. No pining away for the one not chosen.
Has anyone else had this problem? What works for you?
I will let you know how this works out. Wish me luck!!