Friday, February 17, 2012

in Focus

Well, that was interesting!  Today my online time was invested in reading and responding to your comments on yesterday's post "too much Inspiration?".   It's completely awesome to take in your distinct, honest perspectives.  Thank-you SO much for sharing.

I'm a person who likes to focus intently.  These ponderings made me realize that the lack of focus is what bothers me most. When new inspirations interrupt my planned or current projects I personally feel disrupted, unstable, unfulfilled.  I want to be really present with and to enjoy my projects... not to rush through them or let them pile up.

I don't think anything drastic is in order, but some kind of adjustment would be wise.  For now I'm going to try going "offline" for the weekends, in terms of not taking in new inspiration.  I think a rhythm of giving myself creative space each weekend may be just the thing!  Well, and continuing to manage the flow of inspiration on weekdays too.

in a cool, restrained palette


So, guess what you all made me do?  Start a new project.  No, it's not a bad thing; it's GOOD. This is one of those projects that came (mostly, I guess) from inside me.  It emerged from my scraps, those Essex linen triangle trimmings who insist on being used.  

on my mind


And why-ever not when they hold all sorts of potential!  I'll not be working on this again real soon, but starting it claimed it as a reality for me.  I won't let this one go. 

I will enjoy it!

18 comments:

  1. oh, I love that arrangement with the triangles, can't wait to see where this one goes. I bought an acrylic triangle template and have been trying to arrange them in a pleasing way, but have not come up with anything nearly as interesting!

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    1. I think this arrangement might be like a lonestar or texas star? I don't know... it's a vague memory...

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  2. Nice One! It looks great! Playing with triangles is heaps of fun. I love cutting up triangle scaps and playing with them for ages, now I am starting to put some together thanks to your tutorial. Have fun!

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  3. lovely rachel! i love the colors. and i applaud you for signing off on the weekends. i end up doing the same most of the time. i will have internet free days during the week too, work days are too hard. And, i finally picked up the fons & porter flying geese ruler today. i had an extra 40% & 10% off coupon. it was perfect. i believe i will make a few this weekend! ;)

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  4. I know the feelings you described. That's what often happens to me.
    The star by the way looks fantastic.
    And concerning too much inspiration: I really wanted to focus on a few projects when I read about a new quilt along this morning... Oh well... So I might better get to my sewing machine as fast as possible, don't I?

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  5. Such a lovely combination of blues. I haven't tried triangles maybe l should give it a go. Enjoy you weekend creating.

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  6. Ooh, that looks like a fun new project, and love all the blues. I have hundreds of wee HSTs to work out what to use, but I think I'll leave it till I'm feeling stronger lol

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  7. Love making this block! You can see mine on my blogpost here: http://www.cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-did-i-do-over-3-days.html
    Victoria and I drafted up a Paper Piecing foundation so that you can make this block with total and utter precision. You can download the PDF from her site!

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  8. Going offline for the weekend sounds like a great idea! I may have to consider that myself :)

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  9. I can totally relate to your post and would be wise to apply some kind of change in my own browsing habit to reduce the sense of over-inspiration and distraction. Smart move.

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  10. Oh wow, that is SO pretty!!!
    I also love the gist of the post, about taking the time off on the weekends. It's all about balance for me, and I'm trying to learn how to create and keep that balance. You've inspired me! :)

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  11. That is one beautiful block! I'm always amazed at how many amazing blocks triangles can make.

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  12. I just finished cutting out some blocks that left me with lots of various sized triangles....thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Oooh, I love where this is going! Pretty blocks!

    p.s. Would you consider turning off your word verification please?

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    1. Thanks, Claire! I know word verifcation is a pain, but there is a LOT of spam out there, so I can't reasonably turn it off. I'm sorry! And, I totally don't mind you asking.

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  14. Unplugging on the weekend is a sane way to keep balance. :-)

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