|Hand-painted and block-printed fabrics and papers |
|Christina's gradation run of sunshine yellow Procion MX dye|
What I'm wondering is what would be the best way to balance getting my "other" projects complete. After all, I do have other goals for 2013 which I need to make progress on. I didn't even put in additional time for dyeing and surface design in my goals, nor did I mention any of the pieces I have in various stages of completion, other than a vague mention of "ramping up my pictorial quilts" and having a couple pieces completed to enter in various shows.
As an example, in a little less than two weeks, my small art-quilt group (the Fiber Funsters) has our next meeting where we reveal our second challenge quilt. (Details about this challenge are posted on my blog post "The Fiber Funsters 10x16 Group Challenge.") The current challenge is based on the word "Celebrate." It seemed appropriate for the holiday season and I had hoped to incorporate something which would work both for this theme and "Salsa!" the theme of the CQA Mighty Tieton show coming in early summer. However, it just didn't really work for me. I designed a piece using photos from a cathedral door with a chili-pepper wreath on it, but when it was shrunk down to 10" x 16", it just didn't work for me. I may still create that piece in a larger format for the Salsa show, however. So, now I'm working on something more abstract and playful with my hand-dyed and painted fabrics. With time running short, I'm going to have to get a lot of time in behind my sewing machine this weekend!
|Hand-painted and block-printed fabrics and papers|
How do you manage your time, projects and priorities? Do you work on one project or many?