Thursday, April 05, 2012
One Of Those Days...
where nothing goes right. I started stitching an interesting photograph, but couldn't settle to it. Then, I started something else..that didn't work, either. Finally, I picked up an innocuous monoprint of a leaf on Lutradur XL...and this is what it ended up as. Happy? No.
I wanted texture... the good news? I got it. But it's unbalanced. The yellow is too yellow, and the stitching outside the central motif isn't strong enough to balance it. What it really needs, is a fine yellow cord. Now fortunately, my friend Clare makes great cord... so with a bit of luck, she'll have some bright yellow threads to make some with... in the meantime, I'll just have to brood.
Sometimes, when I'm depressed, as I seem to be today (it's been a two bar of chocolate sort of a day...I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions...), work is Just The Thing to get me out of it. Today, though, it hasn't been. As a rule of thumb, if I get more and more frustrated with what I'm doing, instead of getting sucked into the Zone, then the best thing to do is to go for a walk, or, in this case, go have a cup of coffee with a friend...preferably one who makes cord!