Creative Chrysalis

5 – Waiting for ideas to float by

March 9, 2020 By

“Adrift’ was my last quilt. It was unplanned. I missed being absorbed by an all consuming project, but nothing was grabbing my attention. That next “big idea” just wasn’t happening, so meanwhile, I resurrected an unfinished painted background I had made in a class with Judy Coates Perez. I added more fabric paint to the background, tried out some airbrushing and mentally drifted on the lazy river, adding some fabric collage rafters to keep me company.

Aiming for realism without much forethought leaves a lot up to chance. Fortunately I achieved a good compositional flow (ha,ha-bad pun there) and decent perspective.

“Adrift” is clearly autobiographical. Life is pleasant, but I’m kind of floating aimlessly in terms of creativity.

By the way,  if you do get a chance to take a class with Judy Coates Perez, grab it! She’s very generous with her knowledge, very informative, and just plain fun. I took her week-long Acrylic Ink painting class in Arrowmont, Tennessee and loved the entire experience.