Making art can restore one's sense of self and wholeness in a powerful way, don't you think?
It's so easy to fill one's days with all the tasks that need to be done: tending to the children, the housework, the paperwork and on and on. Really, to overfill them! There is life, good life, in the mundane, so I aim to enjoy those daily tasks.
But... it's a whole different thing to set aside time to do something artistic and nurturing, just because. Something that doesn't have to be done. Something entirely for me.
On Saturday I pulled out my color-sorted strings and a few blocks I had started when first inspired by Geometric Bliss prints last December. I'm building quarter cabin blocks with two main colors in each block and sprinkles of black/white stripes or Geometric Bliss logs here and there.
Loving the large scale and irregular sizes! That long splash of coral red is something I just threw up on the design wall and then decided I might keep. What do you think? Do you like it?
Mmmmm... I'm having fun with this one!