Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Was Harvest Challenge UFO will now be Roses'n'Lace

After starting this block as the Harvest Challenge Block , I ended up letting it become a UFO (UnFinished Object) for a long list of reasons. Since the challenge is now over, you can see the results HERE, I'm now going to resurrect this block as the Roses'n'Lace Block. I'm now excited to work on it again and I'm taking it in a new direction. I think one of the reasons I couldn't work on it any more was it just wasn't feeling "right" to me, it's hard to explain it, kind of like it wasn't being true to me in a way. As I've been browsing antique stores and enjoying rose tea cups and beautiful lace and linens it's given me a desire to put that down in "art" form. I've been thinking about it a lot so I got it out and some of my new doilies and love the effect so that is the direction I'm going to take now. I wish it was easier to explain but instead of trying to do what I think I should do with this block, instead I want to be true to myself and do what I want to do. Part of what makes my work unique to me is putting what I love on my blocks, and everyone's likes/dislikes is what makes each ladies work unique and special to them too. I enjoy pushing myself to try new things at times but sometimes it's best to stick with what you love and that's okay.
I guess in a way I had forgotten that, I think everyone does from time to time. So the lesson for myself is to just do what I love to do, this is my art expression, not anyone elses. God has given me a wonderful gift that I enjoy and so I want to do just that and give praise back to the One who made me who I am through my work.

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The doilies go beautifully with the block too.

Lil said...

Very pretty!

Cathy K said...

I think that developing your love of roses on this block is the way to go! It's going to be a beauty (no pun intended!). Hugs, Cathy

TattingChic said...

I remember this block! I look forward to you embellishments on it. The Irish crochet style lace doilies are beautiful on it!

The Mom, Wife, and Crafter said...

I hear yea on the "not feeling right" UFO projects. I have a bunch of UFO's that I've turned around and done a whole diffrent project with it....Becoming happier with the new idea better than the old. HUmmmm....I think tonight I will hit my UFO stash, see what I come up with....It's been awhile since I've crafted do to recent injury and now being sick. Oh and btw I think your block is going to look great I love the colors.