Thursday, June 30, 2016
Finding the Muse #5 Inspired by a Technique
I chose the moon pattern in Serendipity Quilts
Today we'll discuss finding the muse via techniques, books, and group activities.
Each person in the group chose their own pattern but we did it together. Parallel play. The technique calls for tracing the image onto muslin, and filling in with bits of scraps in color/tone of choice.
It's a lot more exacting than I thought it would be. I dithered over little scraps of color, replacing them as I went. I don't think I am totally happy with it yet. It will change with background on, and thread painting.
It was learning experience and that's a good thing.
You can be inspired by working in a group on your own quilt.
You can find inspiration in trying a new technique.
The real creativity will show when creating your own image to use, tweaking the technique to suit you, and making it your own.
I am too emotionally drained right now to consider working on this. It's important to know we all go through times when we do not have the energy to create. Even a person who lives a creative life.
The Muse understands and will be there when I'm ready to work, just as she's there for you too.
Other Finding the Muse inspiration posts under the label on the side Finding the Muse