is this a metaphor for my life?? Great idea but really messy when looked at as a whole.
I am 2 months behind on the challenges but just could not finish this piece.
I decided as I went to sleep one night that I would contact the convenor and resign from the group.
BUT woke the next morn and realised that as hard as this process is, it is pushing me (again another journey line) and who knows where it
will lead me.
I make art from my heart and soul, so I make what I want, when I want and have an emotional investment in it. If I get stuck I let the piece hang till the next step comes to me.
BUT with challenges YOU get told what to do, YOU get told when to do it, YOU get told how
to do it, even if it is to do what you want .. I think I have authority issues :)
And after writing all this I can now see the original burnt out piece inspired me, so I have learnt something from this piece.
Confession, I was so over this piece that I laid it on the floor, and laid on the last elements just to get the piece photographed as if it is finished and hanging, :( but what do I do about the
exhibition in May 2012.
Maybe I will hang it and then rejig it till I'm happy, maybe more compatible colours so it doesn't look so busy.
Another issue, seeing the others work and comparing mine and being unsatisfied.. so that's a revelation -- when I like my work I'm now confident in myself to love it regardless of what others do or say.
When I don't like my piece, then regardless of others saying nothing or even praising my piece I judge myself as lacking compared to the others mmmm! something to think about