After lamenting yesterday that I felt as though I'd lost my way, today I created this small piece, 8.5x11 inches. I feel as though I've come full circle, in a way, because I've been looking a lot recently at Jane Davila and Elin Waterston's Art Quilt Workbook -- which is the first book I purchased on art quilting. Sometimes -- usually -- simple is better. Simple as in uncomplicated.
I've been thinking too much about trying to make my work look like a preconceived idea I have for it should be -- this is especially true in my laboring over the forthcoming Convergence-themed challenge quilt. Today I got back to following my intuition, and consequently I'm feeling much looser again. Matter of fact, after three small finished pieces where I attempted to achieve something I imagined for this challenge quilt, I put all those ideas aside, listened to my gut, this afternoon auditioned fabrics for that quilt, and I plan to have it completed by middle of this week.